European Art Music Flashcards

European Art Music Flashcards
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Madrigal
A secular form of music that involved multiple people singing with no musical accompaniment. These compositions used poems as their textual foundation.
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Motet
This type of choral arrangement was created based on religious Latin texts. Compositions of this sort are sung with no accompaniment, much like madrigals.
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Polyphonic
A term used to describe music that has multiple parts.
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Isorhythm

A musical technique that involves working with repeating rhythmic patterns in conjunction with melody reiterations

Characteristic of the Ars Nova style used by Machaut and others of his era

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Organum
This term refers to a type of chant with multiple parts that was used by composers, such as Leonin and Perotin, who were working in the Ars Antiqua style.
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Neoclassical Music
This style of music shared many values with the neoclassical art movement that occurring at the same time. The sonata-allegro musical style shows these values in its use of order and symmetry.
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Music in the Romantic Era
This music of this time period focused on the power of emotions and shifting musical dynamics.
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Baroque Period in Music
This musical period prevailed from 1600-1750. One of the best examples of music created in this style is Bach's Goldberg Variations.
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The flashcards in this set focus on music created in the Baroque, Medieval, Romantic, Classical, and Renaissance periods. You'll find cards that cover the work of Schubert, Liszt, Handel, Chopin, Dufay, Prez, and more. Furthermore, important musical techniques and styles, such as motets, madrigals, plainchant, organum, and isorhythm, will be reviewed.

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Baroque Period in Music
This musical period prevailed from 1600-1750. One of the best examples of music created in this style is Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Music in the Romantic Era
This music of this time period focused on the power of emotions and shifting musical dynamics.
Neoclassical Music
This style of music shared many values with the neoclassical art movement that occurring at the same time. The sonata-allegro musical style shows these values in its use of order and symmetry.
Organum
This term refers to a type of chant with multiple parts that was used by composers, such as Leonin and Perotin, who were working in the Ars Antiqua style.
Isorhythm

A musical technique that involves working with repeating rhythmic patterns in conjunction with melody reiterations

Characteristic of the Ars Nova style used by Machaut and others of his era

Polyphonic
A term used to describe music that has multiple parts.
Motet
This type of choral arrangement was created based on religious Latin texts. Compositions of this sort are sung with no accompaniment, much like madrigals.
Madrigal
A secular form of music that involved multiple people singing with no musical accompaniment. These compositions used poems as their textual foundation.
Josquin des Prez
A Flemish composer in the Renaissance whose work was a lot like Dufay's. However, he focused more on word accents and used imitative polyphony, wherein high and low voices repeat the same text.
Guillaume Dufay
This French composer of the early Renaissance created both secular and sacred pieces of music. He used isorhythm and simple harmonies.
Secular Music in the Renaissance
This kind of music was created for non-religious reasons and developed as more people grew interested in singing and poetry. Examples include dance music and madrigals.
Frederic Chopin
A shy, Romantic-period composer who created works that could be performed privately and were generally brief, such as his nocturnes.
Franz Liszt
A spirited composer who worked on transcriptions and went on concert tours. He loved large, public performances and people enjoyed his work so much that a craze was named after him - Lisztomania.
Franz Schubert
This Romantic-period composer favored the lieder genre and performed at musical parties called Schubertiades, named after him, where he sang while playing the piano.
Handel's Messiah
An example of a new kind of an oratorio, or musical piece focused on religion that includes simple staging. Handel's greater employment of the chorus made this oratorio stand out.
Plainchant
A kind of chant used during the early medieval period. It's also called Gregorian chant and included only one melody with no harmony.

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