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Glossary of Music History I terminology list for exam III

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Accompanied Recitatative
Recitative that uses orchestral accompaniment to dramatize the text.
Act
Main division of an Opera. Most operas have 2-5 acts
Affections
Objectified or archtypal emotions or states of mind.
Air de Cour
Type of song for voice and accompianiment, prominent in france
Allemande
Highly stylized dance in binary form, in moderatly fast quadruple meter, popular during the Renaissance and baroque
Aria
an italian strophic poem for a singer
Arioso
Short Aria like passage
Belletto, Ballett
16th century italian song genre, homophonic style with repeated sections and "fa-la-la" refrains
Baroque
musical history period from 1600 to about 1750. from portuguese "misshapen pearl"
Basso Continuo
"continuous bass" system of notation
Branle Gay
Renaissance dance in lively triple meter
Camerata
"circle" or "association" circle of intelectualls and amateurs of the arts that met in florance in late 1500's
Cantillation
chantin of a sacred text by a solo singer, particularly in the Jewish synagogue
Canzona
16th century genre, an instrumental work adapted from a chanson.
Canzonetta, Canzonet
16th century italian song genre in a simple mostly homophonic style
Cappriccio
Baroque period, a fugal piece in continuous imatative counterpoint
Chaconne
consists of variations over a basso continuo
Choral Prelude
Short setting for organ of a choral melody, used as intro for congregational singing or as an interlude in a lutheran chruch service
Choral Varitaions
A set aof variations on a choral melody
Concertato Medium
the compoination of voices with 1 or more instruments where the instruments play independent parts
consort
for a group of instruments can be either full of broken consort
consort song
renaissance english genre for voice accompianed by consort of viols
Cornett
made of wood or ivory, fingerholes and cup mouthpiece, blown like a brass instrument
Crumhorn
reniassance wind instrument with double reed enclosed in a cap so lips dont touch

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