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1

Irving Berlin's first hit song was:

Alexander's Ragtime Band

2

America's greatest bandmaster was:

John Philip Sousa

3

Which of the following is not by George Gershwin?

Afro-American Symphony

4

Which American Jazz composer was also a pianist and a master of big-band orchestration?

Duke Ellington

5

Which of the following wrote the lyrics for West Side Story?

Stephen Sondheim

6

Who is the American Composer known as the King of Ragtime?

Joplin

7

What's an instrument you would not find in a standard mariachi band?

clarinet

8

What instrument did Louis Armstrong play?

trumpet

9

The Harlem Renaissance was inspired by a book of essays entitled:

The New Negro

10

In New Orleans Jazz, which instrument usually played the melody?

trumpet

11

What is the style of African American music that developed around the turn of the twentieth century and that incorporates elements of African music and Western popular and art music?

Jazz

12

Which of the following is considered America's unique contribution to theater?

the musical

13

During which decade did the Harlem Renaissance begin?

1920's

14

Louis Armstrong was also known as

Satchmo

15

The Rite of Spring is characterized by:

the percussive use of dissonance, polyrhythms, polytonality.

16

Which of the following best describes orchestration in 20th century music?

the string section lost its role as the heart of the orchestra.

17

In his early years, William Grant Still was associated with which artistic movement?

the Harlem Renaissance

18

Copland's Billy the Kid is:

a ballet

19

Who composed The Stars and Stripes Forever

John Philip Sousa

20

Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday performed in Harlem at the

Cotton Club

21

The two principal centers of 19th century ballet were France and ?

Russia

22

Which of the following popular American musical styles has its roots in African American music?

Ragtime, Jazz, and blues.

23

Copland's Appalachian Spring depicts:

a wedding in the Appalachians

24

The center of music publishing in New York was called?

Tin Pan Alley

25

What kind of jazz is Duke Ellington known for?

Big band.

26

What is the best way to prepare in advance for attending an opera?

read an overview of plot.

27

During a concert, it is appropriate to leave your seat

only during intermission and at the end of the program

28

What is not considered as a rude behavior during a concert?

jotting down notes on your program

29

A succession of single tones or pitches perceived as a unit is called:

a melody

30

Which term describes a melody that moves by small intervals

conjunct

31

The element of music that organizes movement in time is:

rhythm

32

Meter is marked off in groupings known as:

measures

33

The distance and relationship between two tones is referred to as:

an interval

34

A collection of pitches arranged in ascending or descending order is called:

a scale

35

An interval of eight notes is called:

an octave

36

The smallest interval in our Western musical system is called:

a half step

37

the musical symbol # represents a

sharp

38

The number of notes in the pentatonic scale is:

five

39

A texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called:

monophonic

40

When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called:

polyphonic

41

A vocal work in which each poetic stanza is sung to the same melody is in:

strophic form

42

The technique through which a performer creates music on the spot is known as:

improvisation

43

A singing style that features a leader who is imitated by a group is called:

call and response

44

The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is its:

tempo

45

In what language are tempo markings generally given?

Italian

46

Which of the following tempo markings does NOT indicate a slow tempo?

presto

47

The degree of loudness or softness, or volume, at which music is played is called:

dynamics

48

The gradual swelling of the volume of music is called:

crescendo

49

The term timbre refers to:

the color of a tone

50

the generally accepted term for the high male vocal range is:

tenor

51

Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called:

chordophones

52

Drum-type instruments fall into the category of:

membranophones

53

The instruments of the Western orchestra are categorized in four groups:

Strings, brass, percussion, and woodwinds.

54

Which of the following instruments is NOT a member of the bowed String family?

the guitar

55

Of the following, which is not a double-reed instrument

the clarinet

56

The soprano brass instrument sometimes described as possessing a brilliant timbre is:

the trumpet

57

Timpani are members of the what family of instruments?

percussion

58

Which of these is a pitched percussion instrument?

xylophone

59

The term a cappella refers to choral music performed:

without any accompaniment

60

Which instruments are traditionally seated in the front of the orchestra?

strings

61

Which is a universal function of music found in most world cultures?

It accompanies religious and civic ceremonies, it helps workers get their jobs done more efficiently, it provides entertainment.

62

Which of the following best describes absolute music?

music without a story or text

63

Which movement is the most highly organized and most characteristic of the mutlimovement cycle?

first

64

Which of the following is a common characteristic of the second movement of a mutlimovement cycle?

lyrical, songful melodies.

65

Haydn served as a choirboy in:

Vienna

66

Who was Haydn's principal patron?

Prince Esterhazy

67

In musical compositions, a theme is:

a musical idea that is used as a building block.

68

The classical symphony had its roots in the:

opera overture.

69

The early Classical symphony is characterized quickly ascending themes with a strong rhythmic drive. These are known as:

rocket themes.

70

In the Classical orchestra, which group of instruments was the ensemble's nucleus?

strings

71

How many symphonies did Haydn compose?

over 100

72

Haydn composed the Military Symphony for his second visit to:

London

73

Mozart's Eine kliene Nachtmusik is an example of a:

Serenade.

74

Eine Kliene Nactmusik is:

German for a little night music

75

The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the expositon, the development, and the:

recapitulation

76

In sonata-allegro form, the section that features the most tension and drama through modulation and motivic interplay is the

development

77

Mozart is remembered today as:

the most gifted child prodigy in the history of music.

78

Mozart died while writing his:

Requiem.

79

The overall form of a minuet and trio is best described as:

A-B-A

80

How many movements are in a Classical concerto?

three

81

A typical feature of a concerto is a free solo passage without orchestral accompaniment called the:

cadenza

82

Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major:

is written in the standard three-movement format