Renaissance Music Period

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The following excerpt has smooth melodies that imitate one another on entrances.


This instrument, which was very popular during the Renaissance, is called a [ ].


The following excerpt has smooth melodies that imitate one another on entrances.


Venit ad Petrum was often used as the cantus firmus for the mass.


The Renaissance may be described as an age in which:

Individualism, humanism, and secular values started to flourish once again.

The Renaissance period saw inventions and developments that:

Changed the physical and intellectual landscape of Europe.

Despite advances in other areas, Renaissance harmony and polyphony remained restricted to the music rules that governed most of the Medieval period.


What element of the musical style of the following piece indicates that it is from the Renaissance period rather than the Medieval period?

It features imitation that goes through all the voices

The following example was composed by a musician whose career exemplifies the dominance of composers from Northern France and the Netherlands during the Renaissance.

Josquin Desprez

Which of the following selections is an example of a Renaissance consort?

Excerpt D

The Renaissance madrigal was a sacred music form used to convey the meanings behind the poems on which they were based


Which of the following is not part of the Ordinary of the Catholic Mass?


The following composition, featuring 40 voices, was written by:

Thomas Tallis

Renaissance artists didn’t really care very much if their works appealed to the public at large; they were more concerned about the "purity" of their music.


The Renaissance was the Golden Age of:

Choral composition for small ensembles

Which of the following was NOT a popular form during the Renaissance period?


Concentration on vocal music during the Renaissance period meant that instrumental music continued to be used as mere accompaniment for voices.


The following excerpt is an example of Renaissance a cappella choral music.


This is an excerpt from a:


Which of the following events occurred in America during the time period known as the Renaissance?

Columbus discovered "The New World."

Which of the following is a composition for the vihuela?

Example B

This example is:

From a Renaissance composition having its roots in folk songs

The following excerpt is an example of Renaissance a cappella choral music.


The following example is played on an instrument that was very popular during the Renaissance. That instrument is the:


The composer of this selection is:

Jacob Obrecht

Two important composers from the Renaissance period were:

Desprez and Palestrina

Which time period is generally considered the Renaissance period?

1450 – 1600

According to the text, the Renaissance period was known as:

The Golden Age of Choral Music

One difference between a Renaissance Mass and a motet is:

A Mass is always based on a specific text that is part of the liturgy of a given day.

During the Renaissance, what was the name composers gave to the original chant used as the basis for the main melody in a composition?

Cantus firmus

The following excerpt features characteristics of polyphonic texture.


The following excerpt features characteristics of polyphonic texture.


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