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MU 120 Final examination study guide 3/18/2008 07:07:00 PM Music fundamentals qualities of sound [pitch, amplitude (incl. dynamics such as  piano  and  forte ), duration] instruments interval vs. chord textures: monophony, polyphony, homophony, monody Music of the Middle Ages (Medieval)  (400-1450) notable “known” composers - Hildegard, Rambaut de Vaqueiras important genres  o plainchant-  monophony o estampie o Notre Dame  o organum modes-  scale  or a sequence of notes used as the base for a composition; major and minor are  modes troubadours/trouveres & jongleurs-   perform play Music of the Renaissance  (1450-1600) notable composers:  Josquin des Prez (ave maria) important musical developments:  
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MU 120 Final examination study guide 3/18/2008 07:07:00 PM important events (Council of Trent, Protestant Reformation)     o Mass-  central services of the roman catholic church o Polyphony-  simultaneous use of several rhythmic patterns or  meters , common in twentieth- century music and in certain African musics o imitation-  melodic idea presented one  voice  and then restated in another; each part  continuing as the others enter o motet-  Polyphonic  vocal  genre , secular in the Middle Ages but sacred or devotional  thereafter o madrigal-   Renaissance secular work originating in Italy for voices, with or without  instruments, set to a short, lyric love poem; also popular in England Music of the Baroque  (1600-1750) notable composers:  Bach important musical developments o o keys o basso continuo compositional genres o opera o cantata-  vocal genre for solo singers,  chorus , and instrumentalists based on lyric or  dramatic poetic narrative; consists of several movements, including  recitatives, arias,  and  ensemble numbers o oratorio o aria-  lyric song for solo voice with orchestral accompaniment, generally expressing intense 
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course MU 120 taught by Professor Russel during the Winter '07 term at Cal Poly.

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