Glossary of Music History Terms: Quiz 1
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- the collection of pieces in the current Concert music repertoire, pieces that are performed frequently, Handel's Messiah
- the method of studying history, for music history, the immediate, contextual, biographical, genre, and reception history are taken into account, for example the reception component of the historiography of Handel's Messiah traces the piece from entertainment. to charity for the Foundling Hospital, then to a tradition in the form of music festivals, and finally into a ritual
- musicology versus ethnomusicology
- the study of Western versus nonwestern
- Common Practice era
- The time period of the current and most frequently played concert music repertoire, Messiah (1700-1914)
- an unstaged opera usually based on a sacred or religious narrative which heavily uses arias, choruses, and recitatives. Messiah
- Da Capo Aria
- An aria in ABA form where the opening material is repeated at the end. The Trumpet Shall Sound from Handel's Messiah is a quasi Da Capo Aria because the text changes in the repetition of the opening material, so it is really ABA1.
- Music/Choir Festival
- an international trend that starting with the Three Choirs Festival in 1761. Handel's Messiah is usually the first concert of a choir festival.
- one note per sylable
- a few notes per syllable
- many notes per syllable
- once voice or melody with no harmony, accompaniment or counter melody. Ave Maris Stella is a monophonic piece.
- The person who created the text for Handel's Messiah. He was angry that Handel created an oratorio out of it instead of something more traditional.
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