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Music History – Questions – Unit IV (Part 2) – Baroque
1. Baroque trio sonatas usually involve ________
A. two
B. three
C. four
D. five
---------------------------------------------------------------2. The sonata in the baroque period was a
composition in several movements for
A. a solo instrument
B. three solo instruments
C. two to four instruments
D. one to eight instruments
---------------------------------------------------------------3. Corelli's Trio Sonata in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 10, is
scored for
A. two violins
B. solo violin and orchestra
C. two violins and basso continuo
D. piano, violin and cello
---------------------------------------------------------------4. Characteristic of baroque trio sonatas, the second
movement of Corelli's Trio Sonata in A Minor, Op. 3,
No. 10, is
A. slow and dignified
B. songlike
C. fuguelike
D. a dance
---------------------------------------------------------------5. The abbreviation op. stands for opus, Latin for
A. a cartoon character
B. Spring
C. work
D. opulent
---------------------------------------------------------------6. Vivaldi is closely identified with the musical life
A. Rome
B. Venice
C. Florence
D. Cremona
---------------------------------------------------------------7. Vivaldi wrote approximately ____________
A. 10
B. 30
C. 95
D. 450
8. Vivaldi wrote concertos
A. only for string instruments
B. only for violins with continuo
C. for a great variety of instruments
D. only for keyboard instruments
---------------------------------------------------------------9. Vivaldi was famous and influential as a virtuoso
A. harpsichordist
B. opera singer
C. lutenist
D. violinist
---------------------------------------------------------------10. A Vivaldi concerto usually has ________
A. two
B. three
C. four
D. a variable number of
---------------------------------------------------------------11. Bach achieves unity of mood in his compositions
by using
A. homophonic texture
B. musical symbolism
C. an insistent rhythmic drive
D. simple melodic ideas
---------------------------------------------------------------12. Of Bach's twenty children, ____________ went
on to become well-known composers.
A. two
B. three
C. four
D. five
---------------------------------------------------------------13. Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form
except the
A. opera
B. concerto
C. fugue
D. sonata
---------------------------------------------------------------14. Bach's personal music style was drawn from
A. Italian concertos
B. French dance pieces
C. German church music
D. all of the above
15. Bach was recognized as the most eminent
___________ of his day.
A. organist
B. composer
C. violinist
D. cellist
---------------------------------------------------------------16. Baroque suites frequently begin with a
A. French overture
B. gavotte
C. gigue
D. sarabande
---------------------------------------------------------------17. Although all the movements of a baroque suite
are written in the same key, they differ in
A. meter
B. national origin
C. tempo
D. all of the above
---------------------------------------------------------------18. Which of the following is not a part of the
baroque suite?
A. allemande
B. waltz
C. sarabande
D. gigue
---------------------------------------------------------------19. The various dances of the baroque suite are
A. polyphonic in texture
B. in theme and variation form
C. in AABB form
D. in ABA form
---------------------------------------------------------------20. The French overture has
A. two sections: slow-fast
B. two sections: fast-slow
C. three sections: fast-slow-fast
D. one continuous section
---------------------------------------------------------------21. The ___________ is an instrumental composition
based on a chorale.
A. cantata
B. solo concerto
C. chorale prelude
D. French overture
---------------------------------------------------------------22. In Bach's day, the Lutheran church service lasted
about _____ hour(s).
A. one
B. two
C. three
D. four
23. The _______ is a Lutheran congregational hymn
A. cantata
B. chorale
C. chorale prelude
D. recitative
---------------------------------------------------------------24. In their use of aria, duet, and recitative, Bach's
cantatas closely resembled the _______ of the time.
A. suites
B. operas
C. concertos
D. sonatas
---------------------------------------------------------------25. A sung piece, or choral work with or without
vocal soloists, usually with orchestral
accompaniment, is the
A. cantata
B. chorale prelude
C. concerto grosso
D. sonata
---------------------------------------------------------------26. Oratorios first appeared in
A. Germany
B. England
C. Italy
D. France
---------------------------------------------------------------27. The first oratorios were based on
A. Greek mythology
B. contemporary literature
C. Greek and Roman literature
D. stories from the Bible
---------------------------------------------------------------28. Oratorio differs from opera in that it has no
A. orchestral accompaniment
B. acting, scenery, or costumes
C. choral parts
D. vocal soloists
---------------------------------------------------------------29. In oratorio, the story is carried forward by the
A. arias
B. chorus
C. narrator's recitatives
D. duets
---------------------------------------------------------------30. An element of the oratorio that is especially
important and serves to comment on or participate in
the drama is the
A. narrator
B. chorus
C. orchestra
D. vocal soloist
31. George Frideric Handel was born in 1685, the
same year as
A. Johann Sebastian Bach
B. Arcangelo Corelli
C. Claudio Monteverdi
D. Antonio Vivaldi
---------------------------------------------------------------32. Although Handel wrote a great deal of
instrumental music, the core of his huge output
consists of English oratorios and Italian
A. operas
B. songs
C. chorales
D. madrigals
---------------------------------------------------------------33. Handel's oratorios are usually based on
A. the Old Testament
B. Greek mythology
C. the New Testament
D. Roman history
---------------------------------------------------------------34. In addition to being a composer and opera
impresario, Handel was a virtuoso
A. violinist
B. organist
C. cellist
D. trumpeter
---------------------------------------------------------------35. Handel's Messiah is an example of
A. an oratorio
B. an opera
C. musical theater
D. a song
---------------------------------------------------------------36. Handel spent the major portion of his life in
A. Germany
B. England
C. Italy
D. Ireland
---------------------------------------------------------------37. Which of the following oratorios is not by
A. Messiah
B. Elijah
C. Israel in Egypt
D. Joshua
---------------------------------------------------------------38. The focus of a Handel oratorio is usually the
A. soprano soloist
B. chorus
C. orchestra
D. conductor