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Part 6 MUL 2010 Exam

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false
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Impressionist composers often made use of a strongly accented meter. a) true b) false
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homophonic texture.
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Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” features: a) rhythmic drive. b) nontraditional instruments. c) homophonic texture.
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chromatic and freely flowing
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Which best describes the character of the opening theme of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”? a) disjunct and forceful b) diatonic and dancelike c) chromatic and freely flowing
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true
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Many composers in the early twentieth century continued to be influenced by non-Western music. a) true b) false
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woodwinds
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Which family of instruments is featured in the opening melody of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”? a) strings b) woodwinds c) percussion
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true
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Programmatic music continued in the Impressionist period. a) true b) false
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a mythological creature in a wine-induced sleep.
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The program for Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” concerns: a) a baby deer just finding its legs. b) a magic ring that brings bad luck to its owner. c) a mythological creature in a wine-induced sleep.
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false
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The whole-tone scale, a favored device of Impressionist composers, is built entirely of semitones. a) true b) false
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symphonic poem
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Which genre best describes the Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”? a) symphony b) symphonic poem c) suite
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true
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Maurice Ravel is considered a Post-Impressionist composer. a) true b) false
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false
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Ravel focused solely on music and art from France. a) true b) false
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true
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Impressionist composers used the church modes of the Middle Ages and various non-Western scale patterns in their works. a) true b) false
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false
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Ravel’s music rarely looks to influences form other cultures. a) true b) false
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true
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The Paris World Exposition of 1889 provided French composers the opportunity to hear various musical ensembles from around the world. a) true b) false
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ternary (A-B-A’).
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The overall form of Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” is best described as: a) sonata-allegro. b) ternary (A-B-A’). c) theme and variations.
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large-scale forms
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Impressionist music? a) parallel chords b) large-scale forms c) blended instrument timbres
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true
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Schoenberg devised a new way to organize sound called serialism. a) true b) false
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false
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Most composers of the early twentieth century were unaware of the new popular styles of ragtime and jazz. a) true b) false
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true
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Melody was no longer the focus of a composition in the early twentieth century. a) true b) false
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false
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Dissonance was avoided in early twentieth-century “Modernist” music. a) true b) false
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music based on the twelve-tone method.
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Serial music is: a) music based on the twelve-tone method. b) the rejection of any key or tonality. c) the use of dissonant intervals to set musical lines apart.
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A particular arrangement of the twelve chromatic tones.
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A tone row is: a) the use of two or more keys at the same time. b) A particular arrangement of the twelve chromatic tones. c) the simultaneous use of several rhythmic patterns.
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false
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The orchestra grew even larger in the early twentieth century. a) true b) false
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augmentation.
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All of the following are forms of the row in serial composition EXCEPT: a) retrograde. b) inversion. c) augmentation.
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Schoenberg
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Which composer is credited with abandoning tonality and establishing a new system? a) Strauss b) Stravinsky c) Schoenberg
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true
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Texture in twentieth-century music is often based on dissonant counterpoint. a) true b) false
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polytonal.
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A piece of music in which the melody is in one key and the accompaniment in another would be described as: a) atonal. b) polytonal. c) compound tonal.
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polychords.
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Dissonant chords consisting of six or seven tones (or more) are known as: a) polychords. b) cacophony. c) atonality.
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false
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Composers in the early twentieth century avoided polyrhythm. a) true b) false
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changing
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Many early twentieth-century composers exploited _______meters. a) changing b) constant c) compound
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imitative of instrumental character.
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The melodic element of twentieth-century music can be described as: a) structurally symmetrical. b) imitative of instrumental character. c) of the utmost importance.
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true
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Dissonances do not always resolve to consonances in twentieth-century music. a) true b) false
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false
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Berg’s use of harmony in Wozzeck is strictly atonal. a) true b) false
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true
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In Wozzeck, the title character has hallucinations and is the subject of experimentation by his superiors. a) true b) false
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Arnold Schoenberg.
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Anton Webern was a student of: a) Alban Berg. b) Igor Stravinsky. c) Arnold Schoenberg.
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song cycle.
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Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire is a(n): a) song cycle. b) opera. c) theater piece.
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true
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In The Moonfleck, Schoenberg makes use of contrapuntal techniques such as canon, diminution, and retrograde. a) true b) false
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University of Southern California
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Where did Schoenberg teach in his later years? a) Leipzig Conservatory b) Princeton University c) University of Southern California
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rub a spot of moonlight off his jacket
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What is Pierrot attempting to do in The Moonfleck? a) rub a spot of moonlight off his jacket b) capture a moonbeam in a jar c) bask in the glow of the moon
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false
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Alban Berg wrote only one opera, Wozzeck. a) true b) false
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the children’s discovery of the murder.
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The final scene of Wozzeck revolves around: a) the Doctor and the Captain discovering the murder victim. b) Wozzeck’s rehabilitation. c) the children’s discovery of the murder.
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having killed his lover.
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In Berg’s opera Wozzeck, the main character’s final breakdown is the result of: a) having killed his lover. b) having been poisoned by the doctor. c) seeing his best friend murdered.
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spoken voice.
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The German word Sprechstimme means: a) high-pitched voice. b) spoken voice. c) broken voice.
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whole-tone scales.
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Which of the following is NOT associated with Arnold Schoenberg? a) serialism. b) Sprechstimme. c) whole-tone scales.
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atonal
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Which best describes Schoenberg’s harmonic language in Pierrot lunaire? a) tonal b) atonal c) twelve-tone
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true
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The twenty-one poems used in Pierrot lunaire are all in rondeau form. a) true b) false
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true
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The character Pierrot derives from an early Italian theatrical comedy genre. a) true b) false
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an Expressionist play by B眉chner.
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Berg was inspired to write Wozzeck after seeing: a) an Expressionist play by B眉chner. b) Wagner’s Ring cycle. c) Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale.
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each note of a melodic line is played by a different instrument.
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Klangfarbenmelodie is a technique in which: a) each note of a melodic line is played by a different instrument. b) each note of a melodic line is played randomly by different instruments. c) successive notes of a melodic line are played simultaneously.
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troubled clown.
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Pierrot is a: a) medieval knight and hero. b) troubled clown. c) fortune-teller.
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true
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Berg uses Sprechstimme vocal style in his opera Wozzeck. a) true b) false
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Expressionism.
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Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire is associated with the twentieth-century arts movement known as: a) minimalism. b) Impressionism. c) Expressionism.
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true
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Silvestre Revueltas was representative of a movement that drew on the popular culture of contemporary Mexico. a) true b) false
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false
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The mariachi ensemble originated in Spain. a) true b) false
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true
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Revueltas incorporated folkloric rhythms in his music. a) true b) false
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true
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William Grant Still was a representative of the Harlem Renaissance movement. a) true b) false
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large guitar.
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A guitarr贸n is a(n): a) small violin. b) large guitar. c) kind of trumpet.
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Shaker
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The melody, Simple Gifts, heard in Appalachian Spring comes from the ________ tradition. a) Amish b) Shaker c) Catholic
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mestizo dance music
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The rhythm of Revueltas’s Homage to Federico Garc铆a Lorca is characteristic of the Mexican________: a) indigenous cermonial music b) mestizo dance music c) post-colonial art music
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false
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Copland’s ballet Billy the Kid was composed to be a portrayal of Pennsylvanian life. a) true b) false
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true
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William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony was the first symphony by an African-American composer to be performed by a major American orchestra. a) true b) false
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use of quarter tones
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Which is NOT a characteristic of mariachi music? a) use of trumpets and violins, playing in thirds b) shifting meter between duple and triple c) use of quarter tones
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false
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Copland did not cite an American traditional hymn in his ballet Appalachian Spring. a) true b) false
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John Williams
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Which composer arranged Copland’s Appalachian Spring as a quartet for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony? a) John Williams b) John Adams c) David Bowie
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Jalisco
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From which region of Mexico does the mariachi ensemble originate? a) Jalisco b) Yucat谩n c) Veracruz
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sesquialtera.
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The term that refers to metric shifting between duple and triple in Latin American music is: a) syncopation. b) zapateado. c) sesquialtera.
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true
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Strong feelings of patriotism arose in Mexico after the Revolution in 1910. a) true b) false
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false
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Revueltas’s music is filled with direct quotations of Mexican folk music. a) true b) false
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false
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African-American composer William Grant Still did not write classical music. a) true b) false
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the Harlem Renaissance.
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William Grant Still was an important voice for: a) post-Impressionism. b) the Harlem Renaissance. c) minimalism.
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true
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Copland collaborated with Martha Graham in his work Appalachian Spring. a) true b) false
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W. C. Handy.
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As a young person, William Grant Still was hired to write arrangements for: a) John Philip Sousa. b) W. C. Handy. c) Duke Ellington.
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true
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Aaron Copland used early American songs in his works. a) true b) false
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Aaron Copland.
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Billy the Kid, Rodeo, and Appalachian Spring are ballets by: a) Amy Beach. b) Charles Ives. c) Aaron Copland.
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true
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Revueltas’s Homenaje is for a chamber orchestra with piano, winds, strings, and percussion. a) true b) false
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Spanish poet killed by the Fascists.
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The man that Revueltas is honoring in Homenaje was a: a) Spanish poet killed by the Fascists. b) legendary hero of Mexico. c) Mexican musician killed by the Spanish colonists.
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true
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William Grant Still wrote film and TV music as well as operas and symphonies. a) true b) false
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true
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The third movement, Son, from Homenaje a Federico Garc铆a Lorca, is based on a traditional dance form. a) true b) false
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true
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William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano has several musical qualities found in the blues. a) true b) false
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Mexican mariachi bands.
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The orchestration in Revueltas’s Son emulates the sound of: a) American cowboy songs. b) Mexican mariachi bands. c) the South American panpipe ensembles.
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true
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Revueltas was for a time the assistant conductor of the national orchestra (Orquesta Sinf贸nica) in Mexico. a) true b) false
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Suite for Violin and Piano
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Which of these William Grant Still works was in part inspired by the sculpture African Dancer, by Richmond Barthe? a) Troubled Island b) Darker America c) Suite for Violin and Piano
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Sensemay谩
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Which is NOT a ballet by Aaron Copland? a) Rodeo b) Appalachian Spring c) Sensemay谩
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stride
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The insistent bass in the last movement of William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano resembles which jazz piano style? a) walking b) stride c) montuno
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Mexico.
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The music of Silvestre Revueltas reflects the folk songs of his native: a) Mexico. b) Spain. c) Portugal.
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true
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The third movement, Son, can be described as rondo-like with its sectional form. a) true b) false
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five
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How many movements make up Bart贸k’s Concerto for Orchestra? a) four b) five c) eight
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leukemia
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How did B茅la Bart贸k die? a) cancer b) leukemia c) heart attack
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oboe
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The instrument heard in the opening melody of the fourth movement of Concerto for Orchestra is a(n): a) oboe. b) clarinet. c) trumpet.
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French school
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Francis Poulenc is associated with the: a) Hungarian school. b) French school. c) American school.
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English school
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Benjamin Britten is associated with the: a) English school. b) American school. c) French school.
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Dmitri Shostakovich
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Which composer does Bart贸k quote in this movement of Concerto for Orchestra? a) Dmitri Shostakovich b) Igor Stravinsky c) George Frideric Handel
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film score
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The genre of Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kij茅 Suite is a _____________. a) film score b) ballet score c) opera score
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collecting the folk music of Hungary.
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Bart贸k and fellow composer Zolt谩n Kod谩ly are known for: a) collecting the folk music of Hungary. b) establishing the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra. c) instituting a doctoral program in ethnomusicology.
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medieval
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Carl Orff’s Carmina burana is based upon a set of ______________ poems a) medieval b) Renaissance c) Baroque
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rondo form
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What is the general form of the fourth movement of Concerto for Orchestra? a) sonata-allegro form b) first-movement concerto form c) rondo form
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changing.
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The meter of the fourth movement of Concerto for Orchestra is best described as: a) duple. b) triple. c) changing.
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Hungary.
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Bart贸k’s Interrupted Intermezzo from Concerto for Orchestra evokes the folk song style of Bart贸k’s native: a) Russia. b) Hungary. c) America.
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strophic.
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The form of Carl Orff’s O Fortuna, from Carmina burana is largely: a) strophic. b) through-composed. c) rondeau.
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Hungarian school.
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B茅la Bart贸k is associated with the: a) Hungarian school. b) French school. c) Spanish school.
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Orff.
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A composer who remained active during the Nazi regime in Germany was: a) Wagner. b) Orff. c) Schoenberg.
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Latin
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Carl Orff’s Carmina burana is sung in: a) German. b) Latin. c) Spanish.
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Russian school.
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Sergei Prokofiev is associated with the: a) Scandinavian school. b) Hungarian school. c) Russian school.
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homophonic
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The texture of Carl Orff’s O Fortuna, from Carmina burana is largely: a) homophonic. b) heterophonic. c) monophonic.
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German school
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Carl Orff is associated with the: a) American school. b) German school. c) English school.
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he used polytonality in his compositions.
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Ives was ahead of his time in that: a) he used smaller orchestras than his fellow composers. b) he used polytonality in his compositions. c) he discovered serialism.
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true
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The United States Marine Band has a history dating back to the eighteenth century. a) true b) false
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true
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America’s most famous bandmaster was John Philip Sousa. a) true b) false
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Concord Sonata
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One of Ives’s best-known works for piano is: a) Three Places in New England. b) The Unanswered Question. c) Concord Sonata.
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true
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Adolphe Sax was a famous musical instrument inventor who revolutionized the key mechanisms on brass instruments. a) true b) false
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false
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Ives’s work Country Band March is in triple meter. a) true b) fasle
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large wind ensemble.
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Country Band March is arranged for: a) small orchestra. b) large wind ensemble. c) choir and orchestra.
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true
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Charles Ives was largely a patriotic composer. a) true b) false
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New England
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The source of inspiration for Charles Ives’s music was rooted in the traditions of which region of America? a) the South b) New England c) the Midwest
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true
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Ives’s music was not fully recognized in his own lifetime. a) true b) fasle
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true
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America’s vernacular traditions also included music for brass bands. a) true b) false
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insurance salesman.
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Charles Ives made a living as a: a) composer. b) insurance salesman. c) conductor of the Concord Philharmonic.
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true
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Ives’s work Country Band March draws on a variety of traditional American tunes. a) true b) false