Instrumental Music of the Renaissance: Instruments, Compositions & Dance


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What is a consort?

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1. Which of the following was popular during the Renaissance?

2. Which of the following was one of the most important instruments of the Renaissance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our assessments gauge your knowledge about instrumental music of the Renaissance. The interactive quiz will ask you questions regarding specific instruments, compositions and dances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of a consort
  • Instruments that were used during the Renaissance, including the most important one
  • Which composition allowed for improvisation
  • What social event had a great influence on music of the Renaissance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about instrumental music during the Renaissance Period in a new light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as consort
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which instruments were used during this period

Additional Learning

To learn more about the facts surrounding music from this specific time in history, review the corresponding lesson called Instrumental Music of the Renaissance: Instruments, Compositions & Dance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the rise of instrumental music
  • Examines the influence of vocal music
  • Explores how instrumental music coincided with dance during the Renaissance
  • Identifies new and developing instruments
  • Provides a description of various compositions for instruments during this period