Medieval
Renaissance
Baroque
Classical
Romantic/Modern
100

What is sacred music? 

Church music

100

What does Renaissance mean?

Rebirth

100

Who employed the baroque composer, Bach?

The church. 

100

Mozart was a child ____________, meaning he was naturally gifted at a young age. 

Prodigy

100
Beethoven composed incredible music despite being ______.

Deaf

200

What is secular music?

Fun music

200

Define Humanism

The study of the human body, human accomplishments, and nature

200

How is a harpsichord different from a piano?

On a harpsichord the strings are plucked instead of hit. 

200

What is a concerto?

A piece written for a soloist, accompanied by the orchestra. 

200

What is Chance music and why did they create this style of music?

Music that is left up to the performer to decide how it goes. Each performance is different from the last. They created "wacky" music to sell something different in hopes of making money. 

300

Who was in charge during this time period? 

The Pope / The Church 

300

What is polyphony? How does it relate to Renaissance music?

More than one line of music happening for the first time ever. 

300

Was vocal or instrumental music more important during this time? Why? 

Vocal, things were still heavily about the church during the time. 

300

What is absolute music?

Music written to be enjoyed in a concert hall and as the music itself, not for any specific occasion. 

300

What is a tone poem? What is Nationalistic music? 

Music that tells a story. Music that represents your country. 

400

Describe what the music of a Gregorian Chant looks like

No fixed rhythm, square note heads, four-line staff, all singing in unison. No tempo markings or dynamics. No major or minor key, just modes. 

400

What is a madrigal?

Short, secular music for acapella voices (usually)

400

Describe the music during the Baroque period. 

Quick moving notes, overlaying parts. Instruments became popular to write for. Fancy. 

400

What instruments/ensemble replaced the harpsichord? 

Modern symphony

400

Who is John Philip Sousa and what did he invent? 

Creator of the "President's Own" military band. Sousaphone. 

500

What language did they sing Gregorian chants in? 

Latin

500

What is a motet?

Short, sacred music for acapella voices. (Usually)

500

The Baroque period was the birth of what genre of music? Bonus point if you can name who wrote the first Opera. 

Opera - Monteverdi 

500

What city/country was the musical center of Europe during this time?

Vienna, Austria

500

What is impressionistic music/art? 

Vague, blurred, flowy music that focuses on making you feel overall, instead of little details

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