Composers
Renaissance Music Characteristics
7th Chords
Vocabulary
Baroque Music Characteristics

100

I am considered the most well known composer of church music during the Renaissance.
Who is Palestrina?

100

The dominant musical texture.
What is polyphony?

100

G B D F#
What is G major, major 7th?

100

The reoccurring theme played by the large ensemble in a Concerto Grosso.
What is the ritornello?

100

List at least three typical dances of the Baroque period.
What are: Allemande, Bourree, Gigue, Aire, Courante

200

I am given credit for compiling (and possibly composing) the first book of Gregorian Chant.
Who is Pope Gregory?

200

Two cadences widely used throughout the Renaissance period.
What are: Plagal and Authentic (Half and Deceptive are also acceptable)

200

D F Ab C
What is "d half diminished 7"?

200

The collaboration of harpsichord, cello and bass in Baroque Music.
What is the Basso Continuo? (or simply, the Continuo)

200

A composition of religious character that is performed in a concert hall or church without scenery, costumes or action.
What is an Oratorio?

300

My most famous cantata is "The Messiah".
Who is George Frederick Handel?

300

At least three parts of the traditional Catholic Mass set to music.
What are: Kyrie, Alleluia, Gloria, Santcus, Dies Irae

300

A C E G#
What is "a" minor, major 7th?

300

The main sections of a fugue.
What are the Exposition (with subject and answer) and the Development?

300

Solo vocal performance in which words are sung with a minimum of melodic interest and usually based on speech rhythms, inflections and syntax.
What is Recitative?

400

I composed the suite "The Four Seasons".
Who is Vivaldi

400

Most church music was performed ________ (meaning "without instruments")
What is Acappella?

400

B D F Ab
What is "b" fully diminished 7?

400

The cadence that uses a V--vi chord progression.
What is a Deceptive Cadence?

400

An instrumental composition featuring several successive short movements, usually dances.
What is a suite?

500

I composed a prelude and fugue for each key (twice!) during the Baroque period.
Who is Bach?

500

A secular song from the Renaissance period that often had a "Fa la la" section.
What is a Madrigal?

500

A C# E F#
What is f# minor, minor 7th?

500

Another word for the shape of the melody.
What is the contour?

500

A bass part that is repeated.
What is a Ground Bass?