Glossary of Baroque Music Test
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- Baroque style flourished in music during the period
- The two giants of baroque composition were
- Bach and Handel
- One characteristic of Baroque music was
- instrumental music became as important as vocal music
- Melodic sequence refers to
- the successive repetition of a melodic idea at higher or lower pitch levels
- Terraced dynamics refers to
- the sudden alternation from one dynamic level to another
- The main keyboard instruments of the baroque period were the
- harpsichord and organ
- One characteristic feature of baroque music is its use of
- basso continuo
- The basso continuo could be covered by harpsichord and
- string bass, cello, bassoon
- The orchestra evolved during the baroque period into a performing group based on instrumnets 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
- A concerto grosso most often has ________________ movements.
- Riternello form means
- alternating between soloists and tutti orchestra
- A musical “ornament” consisting of the rapid alternation of two tones that are a whole or half step apart is a
- Often considered a cornerstone of baroque music, this polyphonic composition is based on one main theme which is developed throughout the piece of music.
- The main theme of a fugue is called the
- When the subject of a fugue is repeated on the dominant of the scale (up a 5th), it is called the
- Sections of music between occurances of the main subject, usually fragments of the subject, are called
- 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
- An _________ is a play, set to music, sung to orchestral accompaniment, with scenery, costumens, and action (blocking).
- The text, or book, of a musical dramatic work is called the
- A song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment is called
- ____________ refers to a vocal line that imitates the natural rhythms of speech.
- A musical number for two solo voices with orchestral accompaniment.
- An ________________ is an orchestral composition performed before the curtain rises on a dramatic work
- Embellishments are
- ornamental tones not printed in the music, but performers were expected to add to the melody
- A musical idea repeated over and over in the bass while melodies above it constantly change.
- basso ostinato (ground bass)
- The sonata in the baroque period was a composition in several movements for
- from one to eight instruments
- Baroque trio sonatas usually involve ___________ performers
- Vivaldi was a famous, and influential, composer and virtuoso
- Bach was recognized during his life as the most eminent ___________ of his day.
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