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Music Survey Study Guide (part 1)

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These notes will cover Middle Ages and some of Baroque Era (part 2 will be up soon)
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Briana Drake on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to 225 at Gardner-Webb University taught by Sparti in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Music Survey in Music at Gardner-Webb University.


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Date Created: 09/21/16
Music Survey Study Guide 1. Medieval courts used the arts primarily as means of a. Educating their young in the schools. b. Exploring religious and political debates c. Projecting their cultural power and impressing subjects and visitors d. Funding their budgets through public shows and concerts 2. In Hildegard’s Play of Virtues, Satan does not sing, but  a. Pantomimes his part. b. Shouts his lines c. Plays the pan pipes d. Is heard offstage playing the viol. 3. Gregorian Chant is named after Pope Gregory I, who a. Organized a group of composers to write a new set of plainchant melodies b. Had his name put on the first printed edition of the Gregorian Chant hymnal. c. Was said to have written the bulk of the standard chants, according to later  legend. d. Wrote the harmonies and instrumental parts for all the chants. 4. A syllabic setting is a. Music chanted on nonsense syllables b. Text set to one note per syllable c. Music sung on the syllable “la” d. Music sung on the solfeggio syllables 5. Hildegard’s Play of Virtues is  a. A comedy b. A dramatized Mass c. A dramatized allegory of good versus evil d. Based upon the writings of Charlemagne 6. In Hildegard’s play, Satan is like a. Peter Pan in Neverland b. Gollum in Lord of the Rings c. Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series d. Darth Vader in Star Wars 7. Melismatic refers to a. Sacred themes in musical works b. Text set to multiple notes per syllable c. Melodies sung in an automatic and mechanical style d. Text set to one note per syllable 8. The texture in Hildegard’s play was a. Monophonic, allowing performers to project the text with great clarity b. Homophonic, causing the text to be lost in the harmony c. Heterophonic, making Satan appear even more frightening d. Very different from the texture of the Gregorian chants 9. Gregorian Chant during the Middle Ages was chiefly a. Monophonic in texture b. Homophonic in texture c. Polyphonic in texture d. Both b and c 10.  Plainchant consists of  a. One instrument playing alone b. Several voices and instruments with harmony c. Readings by Pope Gregory I. d. Melody sung alone or by a group in unison 11. Monophonic chant appears a. In cultures throughout the world and across historical epochs b. Only as a relic of musical practices in the Catholic Church c. Primarily in secular music of indigenous cultures d. As a new phenomenon during the shift from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance 12. The earliest operas were performed in a. The church b. Private theaters at courts of the nobility and royalty c. Secret showings because opera was ruled illegal by Louis XIV d. Homes using only the piano as accompaniment 13. The castrati a. Possessed both the high range of woman’s voice and the physical power of a  man’s voice. b. Were an unnatural and barbaric phenomenon by today’s standards c. Often came from impoverished households where the families had given consent  for their sons to have the opportunity to be among the highest paid performers of  the day. 14. Baroque musicians tried to move their audiences by a. The artful imitation of emotion b. The loudness of the music c. The political statement 15. Opera is best described as a  a. Drama sung from beginning to end b. Polyphonic choral work baqsed on a sacred text c. Sacred liturgical work for wind instruments


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