The Baroque Orchestra: Instruments, Structure & Forms


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Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the Baroque period?

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1. How did Claudio Monteverdi influence the Baroque orchestra?

2. What was the standard size of a Baroque orchestra?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Performing music was a highly respected occupation during the Baroque age. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the structure and form of orchestras during that era. The quiz will ask you questions about the characteristics of the Baroque period and the standard size of an orchestra during that time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test students on the following:

  • Role of Claudio Monteverdi in standardizing the Baroque orchestra
  • Function of harmony in music
  • Famous Baroque composers

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure, instruments, and forms of the Baroque orchestra
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding characteristics of the Baroque period and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the standard size of the orchestra
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the role of harmony

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about orchestras during the Baroque period, take a look at the lesson titled The Baroque Orchestra: Instruments, Structure & Forms. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify the time frame of the Baroque period
  • Review the way music was played prior to this era
  • Define tonality
  • Understand the importance of the Treatise of Harmony