Flashcards in Test 3 Deck (59)
____________ in music refers to a piece that sounds fairly complete and independent but is part of a larger composition.
____________ sequence refers to the successive repetition of a musical idea at higher or lower pitches.
Members of the Camerata wanted to create a new vocal style based on the music of the ______________.
Ancient Greek tragedies
________________ received the highest fees of any musicians.
combined the lung power of a man with the vocal range of a woman.
were male singers who had been castrated before puberty.
A popular keyboard instrument in which sound was produced by means of brass blades striking the strings was the _____________.
The two giants of baroque composition were George Frideric Handel and _____________.
Johann Sebastian Bach.
A bass part together with numbers that specify the chords to be played above it is called ______________.
The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the ____________.
The orchestra evolved during the baroque period into a performing group based on instruments of the ____________ family.
A large-scale composition for chorus, vocal soloists, and orchestra, usually set to a narrative biblical text, is called a(n) _____________.
Bach was recognized as the most eminent ____________ of his day.
The ____________ is a Lutheran congregational hymn tune.
A sung piece, or choral work with or without vocal soloists, usually with orchestral accompaniment, is the
The ____________ is the person who beats time, indicates expression, cues in musicians, and controls the balance among instruments and voices.
The first oratorios were based on ____________.
Stories from the Bible
The position of the composer during the baroque period was that of ______________.
a high-class servant with few personal rights.
In the myth of Orpheus, Orpheus goes to Hades in the hope of bringing ____________ back to life.
The compelling drive and energy in baroque music are usually provided by _______________.
repeating rhythmic patterns
Of Bach's twenty children, ____________ went on to become well-known composers.
Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form except
A large court during the baroque period might employ about ____________ performers.
The large group of players in a concerto grosso is known as the _____________.
The word baroque has at various times meant all of the following except ___________.
The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ and the ____________.
Baroque trio sonatas usually involve ____________ performers.
The earliest opera that has been preserved is Jacopo Peri's ___________.
Handel spent the major portion of his life in
A song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment is called a/an ____________.
Handel's Messiah is an example of an _____________.