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Music Appreciation Test 3 Study Guide

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Music Appreciation Test 3 Study Guide MUSI 2730

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This is a study guide based on the one given in class, with definitions and helpful descriptions of the Listening guides
Appreciation of Music
David Ballam
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Music Appreciation
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Test 3 Study Guide Listening Guides Section: 1. LG #20 - Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, I & III mvts. 2. LG #21 - Mozart: Piano Concerto in G major, K 453, I mvt. 3. LG #23 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor (all mvts.) 4. LG #26 - Schubert: Elfking 5. LG #29 - Chopin: Mazurka in B-flat Minor 6. LG #34 - Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, III mvt. 7. LG #35 - Verdi: Rigoletto, Act III (“La donne e mobile” aria only) 8. LG #40 - Debussy: Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” Terms: 1. Absolute Music: Music that has no literary, dramatic, or pictorial program 2. Binary Form: Two part (AB) form. Statement (A), counterstatement (B). 3. Cadenza: a virtuoso solo passage inserted into a movement in a concerto or other work, typically near the end 4. Coda: the closing section of a musical composition 5. Cyclical Form: a technique of musical construction, involving multiple sections or movements, in which a theme, melody, or thematic material occurs in more than one movement as a unifying device. 6. Development: Builds up Tension against the return to tonic; No Tonic; Frequent Modulation to foreign keys; Fragmentation and manipulation of theme and motives 7. Exposition: Slow intro; Theme- in atomic; Bridge - modulates in contrasting key; Closing Theme - Cadence in contrasting key; Whole thing Repeated 8. First Movement Concerto Form: Like a Sonata-Allegro form, but with a double exposition; One exposition for Orchestra; One exposition for Soloist 9. Idee fixe: an idea or desire that dominates the mind; an obsession. 10.Impressionism: 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. 11.Leitmotif: a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation. 12.Lied (Lieder = plural): a type of German song, especially of the Romantic period, typically for solo voice with piano accompaniment. 13.Mazurka: a lively Polish dance in triple time. 14.Minuet and Trio: Ex: Mozart - Eine Klein 15.An A-B-A form; A=Minuet; B=Trio; in moderately triple meter; often 3rd movement of the Classical Movement Cycle 16.Motive : Melodies made up of short melodic or rhythmic fragments 17.Multimovement Cycle: Standard 3 or 4 movements; Ex: Symphony, Sonata, String Quartet, Concerto 18.Music Drama: an opera whose structure is governed by considerations of dramatic effectiveness, rather than by the convention of having a series of formal arias. 19.Orchestration: The study or practice of writing music for an orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble) or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra. For example, a work for solo piano could be adapted and orchestrated so that an orchestra could perform the piece. 20.Piano: a. Instrument: a large keyboard musical instrument with a wooden case enclosing a soundboard and metal strings, which are struck by hammers when the keys are depressed. The strings' vibration is stopped by dampers when the keys are released, and it can be regulated for length and volume by two or three pedals. b. Adjective: a passage marked to be performed softly. 21.Program Music: (Opposite of Absolute Music); Based upon: Poems , Visual Art, A Story; EX; Vivaldi Spring 22.Recapitulation: Stay in Tonic All the time ; Bridge - rarely modulates; 2nd Theme; Closing Theme; Coda; Cadence All in Home Key 23.Rubato: the temporary disregarding of strict tempo to allow an expressive quickening or slackening, usually without altering the overall pace 24.Scherzo: a. Triple meter b. Whimsical c. Composition in A-B-A form usually triple meter replaced the Minuet and Trio in the 19th century 25.Sonata-allegro form (aka Sonata Form): Has the Exposition, Development, and Recapitulation 26.Sonata: Instrumental (one, few, or small group) in several movements for Soloist or small Ensemble 27.Song Cycle: A song cycle is a group of songs designed to be performed in sequence as a single entity. Usually all of the songs are by the same composer and use words from the same poet. A song cycle is unified by reference to a particular theme or by telling a story. 28.String Quartet: a. Violin 1st b. Violin 2nd c. or Cello and Viola 29.Strophic Song Form: Strophic form (also called "verse-repeating" or chorus form) is the term applied to songs in which all verses or stanzas of the text are sung to the same music. The opposite of strophic form, with new music written for every stanza, is called through-composed. 30.Symphony: an elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is traditionally in sonata form. 31.Ternary Form: Three part (ABA) form. Statement (A), contrast or departure (B), return (A). 32.Theme: In music, a theme is the material, usually a recognizable melody, upon which part or all of a composition is based. In forms such as the fugue this may be known as the subject. 33.Theme and Variations: a. usually in 2nd movement b. Theme c. Variation (can have more than one variation) d. Variation is same as theme with a little something extra 34.Through-Composed Song Form: (of a composition, especially a song) not based on repeated sections or verses, especially having different music for each verse. 35.Virtuoso: a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit. Important Individuals: 1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: a. 1770-1827 b. Began to lose hearing in 20’s c. Moonlight Piano Sonata i. Singing melody, slow moving ii. Continuous triplet pattering in accompaniment iii. Short ideas are passed iv. Minor key harmony d. LG 23 i. 4 movements heard as a unified whole ii. Highly organized by themes and development 2. Hector Berlioz: a. 1803-1869 b. Reputation for creative ad imaginative orchestras c. Symphonie Fantastique i. New and unusual instruments added to orchestra ii. Idee fixe iii. Thematic transformation iv. Unfolds as a 5 piece movement 1. Dreams and Passions 2. A Ball 3. Scene in the Fields 4. March to the Scaffold 5. Dream of Witches at the Sabbath 3. Frederic Chopin: a. “Poet of the Piano” b. Polish composer and Pianist c. 1810-1849 d. Composed short lyric pieces for piano e. His works use rubato = speeding up and slowing down for expression f. A Mazurka i. Entire creative life revolved around piano ii. Expressive depth and rubato 4. Joseph Haydn 5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: a. Music is elegant songful melodies, and is Contrasting mood from lively and playful to solemn and tragic b. LG 21 i. Orchestral exposition sets up themes ii. Solo exposition elaborates and adds a new one iii. Virtuosic demands graceful, written-out cadenza 6. Giuseppe Verdi: a. 1813-1901 b. Music about the melody c. Associated with the unification of Italy d. LG 35: i. Triple meter = “um-pah-pah” ii. 2 strophes (verses), bound by orchestra intro and ritornello iii. Tenor voice


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