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  Exam: 007501RR – THE BAROQUE ERA
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1. The first opera to win widespread acclaim was
A. Handel’s Messiah.
B. Handel’s Rinaldo.
C. Monteverdi’s Orpheus.
D. Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
2. Another word for “round” is
A. rhapsody.
B. gigue.
C. sarabande.
D. canon.
3. What is the difference between an oratorio and an opera?
A. The opera is based on a sacred topic and an oratorio isn’t.
B. An oratorio doesn’t include an aria and an opera does.
C. An opera is staged and an oratorio isn’t.
D. An oratorio doesn’t include recitatives.
4. The main theme of a fugue is called the
A. episode.
B. subject.
C. melody.
D. exposition.
5. The rigaudon is a fast, often cheerful dance in _______ meter.
A. triple
B. ternary
C. single
D. duple
6. The most popular oratorio is
A. Aeneas.
B. Der Messias.
C. Messiah.
D. Orpheus.
7. The _______ is a musical form that utilizes multiple soloists.
A. sarabande
B. chorale prelude
C. concerto grosso
D. Gothic motet
8. A da capo aria opens with two contrasting sections, A and B. What will the singer do after singing the B
section?
A. Sing the A section again
B. End the aria
C. Repeat the B section
D. Go to the C section
9. Which of the following is the type of polyphony used in a fugue?
A. Fugal exposition
B. Imitative counterpoint
C. Middle entry
D. Episodic
10. The use of two violins and a basso continuo forms which combination of music?
A. Sonata da camera
B. Sonata da chiesa
C. Cantata
D. Trio sonata
11. The group of instruments accompanying a solo singer in an opera is known collectively as the
A. orchestra.
B. basso continuo.
C. harmonic ensemble.
D. chorus.
12. When instruments double the voices by playing the same notes sung by a chorus, the music is
considered to have
A. syncopation.
B. contrasting timbre.
C. unified timbre.
D. paired movement.
13. Handel’s first operatic hit, which premiered in London in 1711, was
A. Saul.
B. Four Seasons.
C. Giulio Cesare.
D. Rinaldo.
14. The last movement of Bach’s Cantata no. 140 is what texture?
A. A ritornello
B. Homophonic
C. Polyphonic
D. Atonal
15. Instrumental work written for a soloist and a larger ensemble is called a
A. prelude.
B. fugue.
C. cantata.
D. concerto.
16. Music work performed in a series is called a/an
A. suite.
B. sonata.
C. fugue.
D. allemande.
17. A _______ performance usually requires the musicians to embellish the part written for them.
A. canzona
B. passacaglia
C. transcripted
D. virtuoso
18. An instruments-only piece played at the opening of an opera is known as a/an
A. aria.
B. overture.
C. prima prattica.
D. procession.
19. The musical instrument referred to as the “King of Instruments” is the
A. organ.
B. tuba.
C. violin.
D. human voice.
20. The Baroque period began around the year
A. 1600.
B. 1500.
C. 1750.
D. 1050.