Dual Enrollment Music: Early Baroque
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  • Question 1
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    Q. For the better part of ________________, opera has been the most spectacular and lavish form of stage entertainment in Western culture.
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    four centuries
    four decades
    a half-century
  • Question 2
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    Q. By the mid-seventeenth century, opera had become:
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    the first commercial music
    outdated and practically forgotten
    the first a cappella music
  • Question 3
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    When “Queen” wanted to make an artistic statement, they called their song Bohemian Rhapsody:

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    a rock opera

    a soap opera

    a tribute to Wagner

  • Question 4
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    Q. Opera is:
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    drama, either tragic or comic, in which all dialogue is sung
    only performed today at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House 
    only for the wealthy class
  • Question 5
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    Q. Recitative is:
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    a section of an opera that generally contains dialogue to further the action
    opera performed in a recital setting
    never sung in English
  • Question 6
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    Q. Girolamo Mei, an Italian Renaissance historian who produced the first serious study of Greek music, proposed that all Greek Drama was:
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    sung and not spoken
    strongly influenced by Florentine musicians
    sacred and was performed by chanting monks
  • Question 7
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    Q. In 1613, Monteverdi took a position as the director of:
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    music at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, where he stayed for the rest of his life
    music at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, where he stayed for only 2 months
    several opera houses
  • Question 8
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    Q. Monteverdi’s eight books of ___________________ represent the final significant contribution to that genre.
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  • Question 9
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    Q. Early opera composers chose as their subject the most famous musical story of all:
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    The Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
    The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde
    The Legend of Zelda
  • Question 10
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    Q. Basso continuo is:
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    a continuous bass line, as well as harmony built on the bass, in the support of the melody
    a concept that was introduced with Gregorian Chant
    a vocal composition in which the bass singer never rests
  • Question 11
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    Q. The orchestra of Orfeo
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    requires forty-two instruments
    does not specify any specific instruments
    requires a large pipe organ with seven manuals
  • Question 12
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    Q. Monteverdi himself
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    played more than one musical instrument and was also an accomplished vocalist
    would not sing harmony, but only melody, which gave rise to his solo passages
    coined the term “dramma per musica”
  • Question 13
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    Q. In the instrumental ensemble of Monteverdi’s era,_______________.
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    we can see the beginnings of the modern symphony orchestra
    there were few instruments, and they were impossible to tune correctly
    brass instruments were never employed
  • Question 14
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    Q. Specifying the instrumentation of a composition _____________________.
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    was still relatively a new practice in 1607
    was a common practice by 1607.
    is never done in today’s modern orchestra
  • Question 15
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    Q. Monteverdi was born in the country of___________.
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  • Question 16
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    Q. Opera was the result of:
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    a small group of philosophers, musicians, and poets (the Camerata) 
    someone uncovering a copy of Hildegard von Bingen’s play.
    an improvised performance at the court of the duke of Mantua.
  • Question 17
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    Q. Early opera composers, such as Monteverdi, sought to exploit the expressive potential of
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    the human voice.
    the trumpet.
    the clarinet.
  • Question 18
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    Q. A key factor that led to the selection of the story of Orpheus for the first operas is that:
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    Orpheus had supernormal musical abilities
    Orpheus was tormented by musical hallucinations.
    Orpheus had winged sandals and could fly quickly to the underworld.
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