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28.   Handel’s Water Music is an orchestral suite, or a collection of
 

   A. dances.
   B. motets.
   C. sacred songs.
   D. improvised variations
29.   Which conflict does the plot of The Marriage of Figaro foreshadow?
 

   A. The Thirty Years’ War
   B. The Mexican Revolution
   C. The French Revolution
   D. The Battle of Waterloo
30.   “Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai” is
 

   A. in modified strophic form.
   B. a da capo aria.
   C. in strophic form.
   D. through composed.
31.   Which style of art did Wassily Kandinsky pioneer?
 

   A. Abstract
   B. Cubism
   C. Romanticism
   D. Impressionism
32.   The front line in a Dixieland combo often includes
 

   A. bass, trombone, and drums.
   B. cornet, clarinet, and trombone
   C. cornet, clarinet, and piano.
   D. bass, drums, and piano
33.   Renaissance motets, like Josquin des Prez’s “Ave Maria,” were
 

   A. secular.
   B. sacred.
   C. in the vernacular.
   D. monophonic.
34.   The predominant keyboard instrument of the classical period was the
 

   A. harpsichord.
   B. piano.
   C. organ.
   D. clavichord.
35.   Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s composing career was less extensive than her brother Felix’s. This is probably because she was
 

   A. not interested in music.
   B. younger.
   C. female.
   D. religious.
36.   The New Orleans-born composer who incorporated African-Caribbean rhythms and Creole melodies in his compositions was
 

   A. Scott Joplin.
   B. Lowell Mason.
   C. Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
   D. Charles Ives.
37.   Which composition was written to be performed on a barge on the Thames River?
 

   A.  The Four Seasons
   B.  Messiah
   C.  Water Music
   D. Brandenburg Concerto no. 5
38.   Handel’s Messiah is a/an
 

   A. cantata.
   B. opera.
   C. oratorio.
   D. madrigal.
39.   Richard Wagner composed a unique style of opera called
 

   A. lyric opera.
   B. opera buffa.
   C. music drama.
   D. opera seria.
40.   Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is an early example of
 

   A. an oratorio.
   B. program music.
   C. choral music.
   D. a flute concerto

1.

Which of the following did

not

influence William Grant Still’s composition,

Afro

American Symphony?

A.

Work songs

B.

Ragtime

C.

Spirituals

D.

Lutheran hymns

2.

Haydn’s position at the Esterházy palace was that of a/an

A.

nobleman.

B.

priest.

C.

honored son.

D.

servant.

3.

Which scale does John Cage’s

4’33”

use?

A.

None

B.

Heptatonic

C.

Hexatonic

D.

Pentatonic

4.

An art song is a musical setting of a

A.

poem.

B.

Bible story.

C.

drawing.

D.

painting.

5.

Many African cultures had griots. What was their function?

A.

They were solo performers of complex instrumental music.

B.

They were healers.

C.

They were slaves.

D.

They were

singers who kept track of governmental and historical information, passing it

on in song.

6.

The Rite of Spring

culminates in the sacrifice of a virgin by

A.

beheading.

1. Which of the following did not influence William Grant Still’s composition, Afro-

American Symphony?

A. Work songs

B. Ragtime

C. Spirituals

D. Lutheran hymns

2. Haydn’s position at the Esterházy palace was that of a/an

A. nobleman.

B. priest.

C. honored son.

D. servant.

3. Which scale does John Cage’s 4’33” use?

A. None

B. Heptatonic

C. Hexatonic

D. Pentatonic

4. An art song is a musical setting of a

A. poem.

B. Bible story.

C. drawing.

D. painting.

5. Many African cultures had griots. What was their function?

A. They were solo performers of complex instrumental music.

B. They were healers.

C. They were slaves.

D. They were singers who kept track of governmental and historical information, passing it

on in song.

6. The Rite of Spring culminates in the sacrifice of a virgin by

A. beheading.

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