the baroque period

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the word baroque has at various times meant all of the following except


modern historians use the term baroque to indicate

a particular style in arts

all of the following were baroque painters except

isaac newton

baroque painters exploited their materials to expand the potential of __________ to create totally structured worlds

all answers are correct

baroque style flourished in music during the period


the baroque, as a stylistic period in western art music, encompassed the years


the two giants of baroque composition were george frideric handel and

johann sebastian bach

all of the following were major baroque composers except

wolfgang A. Mozart

which of the following statements is not true ?

the late period was one of the most revolutionary periods in music history

one of the most revolutionary periods in music history was the

early baroque

the early baroque was characterized by

homophonic texture

the early baroque period spanned the years


monteverdi, an early baroque composer, strove to create music that was

passionate and dramatic

the early and late baroque periods differed in that composers in the early baroque

favored homophonic texture

the middle baroque was characterized by

a diffusion of the style into every corner of europe

the middle baroque period spanned the years


composers in the middle baroque phase favored writing compositions for instruments of the ____family


by about _____, major or minor scales were the
final basis of most compositions


instrumental music became as important as vocal music for the first time in the _____ period

late baroque

the late baroque period spanned the years


affections in baroque usage refers to

emotional states or moods of music

a baroque musical composition usually expresses __________ within the same movement

one basic mood

the baroque principle of _____ may be temporarily suspended in vocal music when drastic changes of emotion in a text inspires corresponding changes in the music

unity of mood

the compelling drive and energy in baroque music are usually provided by

repeated rhythmic patterns

baroque melodies often are

elaborate and ornamental

baroque melodies give the impression of

dynamic expansion

melodic sequence refers to

the successive repition of a musical idea at higher or lower pitches

a characteristic often found in baroque melodies is

a short opening phrase followed by a longer phrase with an unbroken flow of rapid notes

terraced dynamics refers to

the sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another

in the baroque era, dynamics consisted mainly of sudden alternations between loud and soft called

terraced dynamics

the main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the organ and the


a popular keyboard instrument in which sound was produced by means of brass blades striking the strings was the


the most characteristic feature of baroque music is it’s use of

basso continuo

a bass part together with numbers (figures) that specify the chords to be played above it is called

basso continuo

the orchestra evolved during the baroque period into a performing group based on instruments of the ______ family


the word movement in music normally refers to

a piece that sounds fairly complete and independent but is part of a larger composition

which of the following statements is not true ?

audiences in the baroque period were most anxious to hear older familiar favorites , and didn’t care for new musix

a large court during the baroque period might employ about _______ performers


the music director of a baroque court was usually not responsible for

publicity in reaching an audience

frederick the great, king of prussia was a

all answers are correct

the position of the composer during the baroque period was that of

a high class servant with few personal rights

in the baroque period the ordinary citizens opportunities for hearing music usually came from the


in italy music schools were often connected with


to get a job a musician had to

pass a difficult examination

a concerto grosso most often has _______ movements


the large group of players in a concerto grosso is known as the


the concerto grosso most often has three movements whose tempo markings are

fast slow fast

the first and last movements of the concerto grosso are often in _______ form


which of the following statements is not true?

a concert grosso normally involves a large group of sloughs accompanied by an equal number of supporting players

the solo instruments in bachs brandenburg concerto no.5 are the ________, violin, and harpsichord


bachs brandenburg concerto no.5 is unusual in that

it gives a solo role to the harpsichord

a musical ornament consisting of the rapid alternation of two tones that are a whole or half step apart is a


a polyphonic composition based on one main theme is the


the main theme of a fugue is called the


when the subject of a fugue is presented in the dominant scale it is called the


in many fugues the subject in one voice is constantly accompanied in another voice by a different melodic idea called a


transitional sections of a fugue that offer either new material or fragments of the subject or countersubject are called


__________ is a musical procedure in which a fugue subject is imitated before it is completed


a ______ is a single tone usually in the bass that is held while the other voices produce a series of changing harmonies against it

pedal point

turning the subject of a fugue upside down or reversing the direction of each interval is called


presenting the subject of a fugue from right to left, or beginning with the last and proceeding backward to the first note is called


presenting the subject of a fugue in lengthened time values is called


presenting the subject of a fugue in shortened time values is called


very often an independent fugue is introduced by a short piece called A


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