Baroque Quiz

  1. Counterpoint
    the relationship between two or more voices that are independent in contour and rhythm and are harmonicallyinterdependent (polyphony)
  2. Fugue
    • very popular
    • polyphonic composition
    • have certain formula
    • has main theme, each voice enters after previous voice has completed their subject
  3. Concerto (solo, grosso, movement speed)
    • can be small or large
    • solo: 1 vs orchestra
    • grosso: 3 vs orchestra
    • speed: fast slow fast (contrasting)
  4. Oratorio
    • large-scale work for chorus, soloist, and orchestra
    • no acting, scenery, or costumes (different from opera)
    • based on biblical stories
  5. Opera
    drama sung to orchestral accompaniment

    music written by composer, text by librettist

    can be serious, comic, or both
  6. Sonata
    • instrumental work
    • multi-movement piece for one to eight instruments

    • church sonata-church
    • chamber sonata- dance-like, court
  7. Aria (Opera)
    expresses emotion- show-off vehicle for singer
  8. Recitative (Opera)
    speechy part, presents plot
  9. Cantata
    • religious work
    • resembled opera in its use of choruses, recitatives, arias, and duets
  10. Ritronella
    • orchestral interlude before or after a solo
    • everyone plays
  11. Soprano
    high female
  12. Alto
    low female
  13. Tenor
    high male
  14. Bass
    low male
  15. Castrato
    a man with a singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto voice produced either by castrationof the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity.
  16. Bach
    KEY POINTS
    • no opera
    • deeply religious
    • German
  17. Vivaldi
    KEY POINTS
    • Italian
    • La Primavera
    • VIOLIN
  18. Handel
    KEY POINTS
    • Germany-->England
    • English
    • Many Operas
    • temper
  19. Every Valley Shall Be Exalted
    Handel
  20. The Messiah
    Handel
  21. For Unto Us a Child is Born
    Handel
  22. Hallelujah Chorus
    Handel
  23. La Primavera
    Vivaldi
  24. The Baroque Suite
    • multi-movement work
    • binary form AABB
    • non-dance overture
  25. overture
    first music heard at a show
Author
thoppe2411
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Card Set
Baroque Quiz
Description
9/28/11
Updated