Guillaume de Machaut: Music and Ars Nova Style


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Which of the following is Machaut's most famous composition?

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1. Which composer is responsible for bridging the Ars Antiqua and the Ars Nova?

2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Machaut's motets?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Guillaume de Machaut is the most famous composer of the Medieval Era, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his music. You will be assessed on your knowledge of his work and its influence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Music
  • Life of Guillaume de Machaut
  • Ars Nova
  • Cultural impact of Guillaume de Machaut's work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases, such as Isorhythm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Guillaume de Machaut
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Guillaume de Machaut

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson Guillaume de Machaut: Music and Ars Nova Style. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the meaning of Ars Nova
  • Learn about the life and work of Guillaume de Machaut
  • Identify important works and authors
  • Understand the cultural impact of Guillaume de Machaut