What Is Medieval Music? - History, Church Music & Composers

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How were Gregorian chants sung?

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1. Why did medieval church music have such specific rules?

2. What is organum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the medieval period, the art of music developed and changed greatly. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge by quizzing you on pertinent terminology and facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of:

  • Troubadours
  • Plainchant
  • Organum
  • Gregorian chant

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of medieval music
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as troubadour and organum
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the medieval period of music

Additional Learning

Study the associated lesson, What is Medieval Music? - History, Church, Music & Composers, to learn more about this era of music. This lesson will focus on the following topics:

  • The fall of Rome and subsequent rise of the Western church
  • The church as a patron of the arts
  • Pope Gregory and the music of the early medieval church
  • Hildegard von Bingen and mid-medieval music
  • The late medieval church and the acceptance of multiple parts in music
  • Music in the secular world of the medieval era
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