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The phrase Middle Ages refers to the period of European history spanning_


In the Middle Ages, most important musicians were_


A virtual monopoly on learning during the Middle Ages was held by_

monks and monasteries

During the Middle Ages, women_

were not permitted to sing in church

The church frowned on instruments because of their_

earlier roles in pagan rites

The use of organs in the church_

distracted the listeners from worship

The music the Medieval monks and nuns sang was call_

Gregorian Chant

The two types of services at which monks and nuns sang were_

the office and the mass

In the Middle Ages, the organ_

was a prominent church isntrument

An important woman composer of the Middle Ages was_

Hildegard of Bingen

Most medieval music was_


The view of the later medieval church on music during religious services was that it should be_

used only as a discreet accompaniment

Gregorian chant_

All of these

Gregorian chant is_

monophonic in texture

Gregorian chant consists of_

melody sung without accompaniment

Which of the following is not true of Gregorian chant?

It is usually polyphonic in texture

Pope Gregory the Great_

reorganized the liturgy of the Catholic church during his reign from 590-604

The earliest surviving chant manuscripts date from about the__century


The church modes were_

the basic scales of western music during the Middle Ages


-may be translated as "praise ye the Lord" -is Latinized form of the Hebrew hallelujah -is often used in Gregorian chants all of these are correct

Hildegard of Bingen was_

-the first woman composer to leave a large number of works that have survived -abbess the convent at Rupertsberg -a visionary and mystic active in religious and diplomatic affairs all of these are correct

The first large body of secular songs that survives in decipherable notation was composed__

during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by French nobles called troubadours and troveres

One function of secular music in the late Middle Ages was to provide accompaniment for__


The French secular music in the late Middle Ages was to provide accompaniment for_


A famous French woman troubadour was__

Beatriz de Dia

The notation of the secular songs of the Middle Ages does not indicate__


The medieval jongleurs, important sources of information in a time when there were no newspapers, were_

ranked at the lowest social level

An estampie is a medieval


Which of the following statements is not true of the medieval estampie?

It was intended for religious services

The first steps toward the development of polyphony were taken sometime between 700 and 900, when__

monks in monastery choirs began to add a second melodic line the Gregorian chant

___is a term applied to medieval music that consists of Gregorian chant and one more additional melodic lines


The earliest known composers to write music with measured rhythm were__

Leonin and Perotin

The terms ars nova refers to__

French and Italian music of the fourteenth century

One of the major characteristic of ars nova music is its use of__


The foremost composer of fourteenth-century France was__

Guillaume de Machaut

The Notre Dame Mass by Guillaume de Machaut was__

-written for three voices without instrumental accompaniment -is the only mass from the middle ages to incorporate the entire proper of the mass into one work’ -the first polyphonic treatment of the mass ordinary by a known composer all of these are correct

Cantus firmus is the term used for__

a chant that is used as the basis of polyphony

The Renaissance in music occurred between_


The dominant intellectual movement of the Renaissance was called__


Which of the following statements is not true of the intellectual movement of the Renaissance known as humanism?

The humanists were basically atheistic in their beliefs

Many prominent renaissance composers, who held important posts all over the continent, came from an area of Europe known at that time as__


Which of the following statements is not true of Renaissance music?

Instrumental music became more important than vocal music during the Renaissance

Renaissance music sounds fuller than medieval music because___

-composers considered the harmonic effect of chords rather than superimposing one melody above another -the bass register is used for the first time -the typical choral piece has four, five, or six vocal parts of nearly equal melodic interest all of these are correct

The texture of Renaissance music is chiefly__


A cappella refers to__

unaccompanied choral music

Renaissance melodies are usually easy to sing because__

the melody usually moves along a scale with few large steps

The two main forms of sacred Renaissance music and the mass are the__


The Renaissance motet is a__

polyphonic choral work set to a sacred Latin text other than the ordinary of the mass

Josquin Desprez was a contemporary of__

Christopher Columbus

Palestrina’s career centered in__


Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina’s__

music includes 104 masses and some 450 other works

An attempt was made to purify Catholic Church music as a result of the__

deliberations of the Council of Trent

During the Renaissance every educated person was expected to__

-read musical notation -play a musical instrument -be skilled in dance all of these are correct

The Renaissance madrigal is a__

piece for several solo voices set to a short poem, usually about love

The madrigal anthology The Triumphes of Oriana was written in honor of__

Queen Elizabeth I

Thomas Weelkes’s As Vesta Was Descending is notable for its__

word painting

Much of the instrumental music composed during the Renaissance was intended for__


A versatile plucked string instrument with a body shaped like half a pear, popular during the Renaissance, was the__


The passamezzo is a__

stately dance in duple meter

Among the most important Italian Renaissance composers was__

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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