Songs of the Renaissance: Madrigals and Vocal Parts


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How were early madrigals different from the later madrigals?

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1. Which composer wrote As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending?

2. Which of the following is an example of word painting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your understanding of the type of songs that were popular during the Renaissance, as well as the famous composers of the time. The quiz questions will test you on where the first madrigal was developed and the type of group that typically performed madrigals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on the following:

  • Italian composer known for using chromaticism to express pain
  • Composer of ''As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending''
  • Example of ''Word Painting''

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about songs from the Renaissance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can correctly interpret information regarding who typically performed madrigals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify the country where madrigals first developed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about ''Word Painting''

Additional Learning

To learn more about music during this time in history, review the accompanying lesson, Songs of the Renaissance: Madrigals and Vocal Parts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define madrigal
  • Explore the progression of madrigals through Europe
  • Understand the importance of singing during the Renaissance