Renaissance Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does counterpoint work?

Question 2 2. Why did demand for instrumental music rise during the Renaissance?

Question 3 3. Which composer's music aligned with the ideals of the Counter-Reformation?

Question 4 4. The pavane was often paired with which other dance?

Question 5 5. How was Palestrina's style different from Josquin's style?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of word painting?

Question 7 7. Where were the first madrigals developed?

Question 8 8. Which of the following innovations in musical composition occurred during the Renaissance?

Question 9 9. Which composer was known for composing some of the first keyboard music?

Question 10 10. Which school started the polychoral style?

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Question 11 11. How did dancing influence the music of the Renaissance?

Question 12 12. What is imitative polyphony?

Question 13 13. How did the relationship between vocal parts and instrumental parts change during the Renaissance?

Question 14 14. Which of the following was one of the most important instruments of the Renaissance?

Question 15 15. Why was Dufay's Se La Face Ay Pale considered secular?

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Question 16 16. Which composer utilized the Venetian polychoral style?

Question 17 17. How was dancing in the Renaissance different from dancing today?

Question 18 18. Which of the following composers exemplified the Virginalist style?

Question 19 19. How did Adrian Willaert solve the issue of the delay in sound between the two choir lofts at St. Mark's church?

Question 20 20. Which composer was known for his motets?

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Question 21 21. Emily is reading the sheet music for a Renaissance choral arrangement for six voices. Was this piece written in the early or late Renaissance, and why?

Question 22 22. Which composer wrote Ave Maria, gratia plena?

Question 23 23. Why did the Venetian, Flemish, and Virginal styles spread so quickly?

Question 24 24. Which of the following pieces inspired the instrumental suite?

Question 25 25. Which of the following was NOT a quality of Renaissance composition?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was a hallmark of the music of Josquin des Prez?

Question 27 27. Which of the following was popular during the Renaissance?

Question 28 28. Madrigals are typically performed by what type of group?

Question 29 29. Which pair of composers epitomized mid- and late Renaissance polyphony?

Question 30 30. Which of the following types of composition specifically allowed for improvisation?

Renaissance Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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