Music During the Enlightenment Period


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What defined the Enlightenment era in Europe?

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1. Which musical style do we most associate with the Enlightenment?

2. Who was the focus of Enlightenment composers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For centuries, art and music were used almost exclusively in praising God or depicting scenes from the Bible. The Enlightenment allowed a shift from heavenly to secular focuses in art, which allowed more originality and experimentation. This self-assessment will help you see how well you understand Enlightenment music with questions regarding its characteristics and famous composers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you determine how well you understand the Enlightenment and its music, including the following:

  • Analysis of genre
  • Focus of the music
  • Definition of the Enlightenment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Enlightenment music
  • Making connections - use understanding of musical styles to distinguish between Classical and Baroque music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key composers

Additional Learning

For more about this era, review the lesson titled Music During the Enlightenment Period. This goes further in-depth, including:

  • Visual aids
  • The shifting morality of the era
  • Melodies and harmonies of pre-Enlightenment and Enlightenment styles