Music In Performance

  1. What are the Seven Elements of Music?
    Melody, Harmony, Texture, Timbre, Form, Dynamics, Rhythm
  2. What are the main historical eras of music?
    Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary
  3. State three facts about the Medieval era.
    • Dates: 500-1400
    • Cultural Values: Predominance of Roman Catholic Church
    • Music: Mostly monophonic, secular chants
    • Composers: Anonymous, Hildegard of Bingen
  4. State three facts about the Renaissance era.
    • Dates: 1400-1600
    • Cultural Values: Humanism (All God's creations, especially humans, are beautiful)
    • Music: Polyphonic, mostly vocal a cappella pieces
  5. State three facts about the Baroque era.
    • Dates: 1600-1750
    • Important Composers: Monteverdi, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Handel
    • Music: Opera begins to flourish; one emotion per movement, obsession with human emotion
  6. Who were three important composers of the Classical era?
    Haydn, Mozart, early Beethoven
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Music In Performance
SMC Fall 2010