The Symphony: History, Parts and Function in Society

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Define the term 'symphony.'

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1. Identify a musical ancestor of the Classical-era symphony.

2. Which of the following statements is true of Classical-era public concerts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The symphony is one of the most significant forms in the history of western classical music, with numerous famous composers producing notable works. The quiz questions in this assessment will go over the history and components of the symphony. The questions will test you on points from the attached lesson, such as the era in which the symphony originated and instruments commonly used in a symphony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of a symphony
  • Musical forms from which the symphony originated
  • Classical-era public concerts
  • Instruments used in a Classical-era symphony
  • The movements of a Classical-era symphony

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the quiz questions and test your recollection of the basic facts pertaining to the history and components of the symphony as a musical form
  • Reading comprehension - once you've recalled information from the lesson, check your understanding of the origins of Classical-era symphonies, as well as their instrumentation and concerts
  • Knowledge application - use the information you've derived from the lesson to identify the different movements and instrumentation of a Classical-era symphony

Additional Learning

To learn more about symphonies, review the corresponding lesson called The Symphony: History, Parts & Function in Society. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The history of the symphony
  • A symphony's movements
  • The Classical period
  • Instrumentation in a symphony
  • The structure of a symphony
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