Music Appreciation

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Pope Gregory

_____ is traditionally associated with collecting and organizing the chants of the church


A setting of Gregorian chant with one note per syllable is called:


A setting of Gregorian chant with two or four notes per syllable might be considered:


Early notation suggested melodic contours using small ascending and descending signs called:

the Ordinary

The portion of the Mass that remains the same in every celebration of the service is called:

the Proper

The portion of the Mass that changes from day to day, depending on the feast celebrated, is called


What is the primary language of the Mass?

it symbolizes the Trinity

Why does the Kyrie evoke the number three?

Mass Proper

In what part of the liturgy does the Alleluia occur?

the Virgin Mary

Which religious figure is praised in the text of Hildegard’s Alleluia, O virgamediatrix?


The earliest type of polyphony was:


In Germany, aristocratic poet-musicians were called:


Sumer is icumen in exemplifies what compositional device?

The Ars Nova

Music of the fourteenth century developed a style that became known as:


The outstanding composer-poet of the Ars Nova was:


Who composed the chanson Puisqu’enoubli?


The French courtly love song of the Middle Ages was called the:

Soft or loud

Medieval instruments can be classified as bas or haut, meaning:

a cantus firmus

The fixed melody used as a basis for elaborate polyphonic writing in the Renaissance was called:

Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

Which of the following make up the movements of the Ordinary of the Mass?

the Kyrie

The first section of the Ordinary of the Mass, a plea for mercy in A-B-A form, is called:

A fragment of Gregorian chant or a secular tune used as the foundation of a polyphonic Mass

What is a cantus firmus?

It had only one text in Latin

How does the Renaissance motet differ from its medieval predecessor?


Which early Renaissance composer exerted a powerful influence on generations of composers who followed?

A motet

Josquin’s Ave Maria…virgoserena is an example of:

In praise of the Virgin Mary

The text of Ave Maria…virgoserena is:

The Counter-Reformation

After the Protestant revolt of the early sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church responded with a movement to recapture the loyalty of its people. This was known as:


Which composer responded to the reforms of the Council of Trent in an exemplerary fashion?

Six-voice polyphony

Of the following, which best describes the texture of the Pope Marcellus Mass?

word painting

The expressive device used by Renaissance composer to pictorialize words musically is called?

the madrigal

Which of the following was the most important secular genre of the sixteenth century?


Where was the madrigal first developed?

the madrigal

The vivid depiction of the text through music, known as word painting, is a hallmark of:

they brought a new level of expression to the madrigal

Why are the madrigals of Arcadelt so special?

Claudio Monteverdi

The late Renaissance madrigal came to full flower in the music of:


Instruments used for outdoor performances, such as the shawm and sackbut, are categorized as:

the shawm

Which of the following would be considered an appropriate outdoor instrument?


Which of the following was a lively circle or line dance, often performed outdoors?


The standard form of dance pieces, whether drawn from vocal models or popular tunes, is:


The structure known as binary form is performed:

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