History of the Orchestra: Growth of Orchestral Music Throughout History


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What is an orchestra?

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1. What did the orchestra refer to in ancient Greece?

2. How did Claudio Monteverdi influence orchestra music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your understanding of orchestral music and the history behind it. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what an orchestra is and how it came to be.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use both of these tools to gauge your understanding of:

  • The orchestra in ancient Greece
  • What an orchestra is
  • When orchestra took on the size and shape that it has today
  • Influences from Claudio Monteverdi

Skills Practiced

Using these assessments, you can practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the formation of orchestras
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about orchestras in ancient Greece
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding influences from Claudio Monteverdi and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information about orchestras and their history, review the corresponding lesson called History of the Orchestra: Growth of Orchestral Music Throughout History. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an orchestra looked like in ancient Greece
  • Examine the influences Claudio Monteverdi had on orchestras today
  • Determine who first developed the idea behind an orchestra
  • Identify parts of a traditional orchestra