Music appreciation S07
1 May 2017
When I was in High School I played the trumpet. I started playing the trumpet when I
was in 6th grade and quit playing when I was in 10th. I wasnt the best but I had fun p
Listen to Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring,
Part I excerpts. The opening performance of this
work caused a near riot. Explain how this music
uses dissonance and how different the music is
from listening to the March of Tchaikovskys
Nutcracker (what the Rus
Listen to the Listen to the Gregorian style chant by Hildegard de
Binge known as Alleluia, O virga mediatrix. Underline the word on the
right that would best describe the characteristic (element) given on the
1. Listen to Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Act III, Didos Recitative and Lament. A) What is
the basic plot of this opera? (Give the story in your own words) B) How and where in the
opera does this recitative/aria fit? The basic plot of this opera is that it f
LEARNING TO USE THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE
1. Define the following musical elements (5 points):
Melody: Succession of single pitches perceived by the ear as a unity
Rhythm: The controlled movement of music in time.
Harmony: The simultaneous combination of notes
1. Listen to Handel: Water Music, Suite in D Major, Alla hornpipe.
A) In the overall suite what dances does Handel use for his other movements? He uses
several types of different dances in his work. One of the dances he uses in this piece is
the dance fro
Listen to the Josquin: Ave Maria.virgo serena and the Palestrina: Gloria from
the Pope Marcellus Mass. These are both sacred works. Describe how these
works fit under the sacred category. From what we have discussed in class,
how do you think these pieces
Listen to Schubert: Erlkonig. (10 points)
What is the story about?
The story is about a father and his son ridding home one night and the boy hears
the Elfking. He asks his father if he heard it and the father look back at his son and says
no he hasnt and
Name the four elements of music in the Classical period (p. 153). (5 points)
The four elements of music during the Classical period are Melody,
harmony, rhythm, and cadence.
Listen to 3 of the following selections:
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525
Listen to the Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (4th movement).
This selection was written in the format of a programmatic
composition. Answer the follow questions (10 points):
What genre of program music is this composition? It is a programed
Listening to Amazing Grace is a song that is used and loved by the masses. Its a very spiritual piece. I
think that this song is used so much is the piece gives hope and it has feeling. This is a song that brings
all of your senses to understand. When I h
September 21, 2014
1. Listen to the Hildegard de Bingen: Alleluia, O virga mediatrix. Circle (or underline) the
word that would best describe the characteristic given on the left.
A. Alleluia, O virga mediatrix
1. Mass category: Proper, Ord
Listen to the Gregorian style chant by Hildegard de Bingen known as Alleluia, O
virga mediatrix. Underline the word on the right that would best describe the
characteristic (element) given on the left.
Listening Assignment 5
1. What is the basic plot of this opera?
Its based on Nahum Tate, who served as Englands poet laurette.
2. How and where does this recitative fit in the opera?
It happens in the beginning because there is natural rhyt
Listening Assignment 2
1. Track 18
a. I believe that this hymn is still sung and favored my many people because they know the
story behind the song Amazing Grace and if you do not then people are just singing it
because other people are. Th
September 28, 2014
Listening Assignment #4
1. Describe how these works fit under the sacred category.
Because they are both music pieces that we would hear in a church area and Ave Maria means
Hail Mary while Gloria means Glory
Listening Assignment 7
The four elements of music is harmony, rhythm, melody and dynamics. From the choices
listened in our assignment I chose to listen to Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525, Third movement,
Mozart Piano Concert in G maj
Listening Assignment 1
The seven elements of music are melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, form, dynamics, and
texture. Each of these is defined as:
1. Melody: the most prominent line or voice in a piece of music. It is a sequence of single no
August 30, 2015
Listening Assignment Using the Elements
1. Define the following musical elements:
Melody-notes in a song that go along good with the harmony.
Rhythm-a repeated pattern of sound.
Harmony-the sound of two or more notes
Music Appreciation, 102
4 November 2015
The History of the Flute
The flute goes all the way back to the 1800s when someone named Theobald Bhm, who
was a German inventor and musician, invented the flute. He worked on i
Unit Review Questions 1
Define the following terms under Melody:
2. Define the following under rhythm:
c. Name and define the simple meters
September 21, 2014
Unit III Review Questions
Give the dates of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods:
Renaissance: 1450-1600; Baroque: 1600-1750; Classical: 1750-1820; Romantic:18201900
What institute was t
September 6, 2015
Brittens Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra
1. How is the theme (main melody) stated in this composition?
a. The main melody is stated in this composition by eight measures in D minor and
stated 6 times to illust
September 28, 2014
Unit Review IV
1. What were 3 of the important awakenings that took place in the age of rebirth?
Word painting, a capella and vernacular.
2. Who supported music in the Renaissance?
The church, The city and state
1. Define theme:
Theme is a musical piece that has given composition to music.
2. How can you develop a theme?
I believe you develop a theme by thinking of an idea to write a song about and
then expanding that idea. Kind of like thinking ou
1. What was the importance of the French Revolution for the 1800s?
It was an absolute state ruled by a king who claimed to have total power to rule
given to him by God.
2. What improvements were made to instruments during the 1800s?
The guitars had better
Unit V Questions
1. What is monody?
A solo song with instrumental accompaniment.
2. Define Figured bass?
Practice having independent bass line and includes numerals indicating the harmony.
3. What was the Doctrine of the Affections?