Quiz: The English Baroque
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What was the biggest hindrance to musical development in England during the middle of the seventeenth century (before Henry Purcell)?CorrectIncorrect
For which of the following reasons may Purcell be considered a great composer?CorrectIncorrect
What does the Latin title Te Deum mean?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following was Purcell’s most celebrated work for the English church?CorrectIncorrect
Which of Purcell’s works survives in many films, completely separate from the play for which it was composed?CorrectIncorrect
Purcell’s one, excellent opera was about which famous pair?CorrectIncorrect
To a composer of which nation did Purcell claim to be influenced in the writing of his instrumental sonatas?CorrectIncorrect
What is the term for a bass part that repeats itself while the melody and voices over it change and vary?CorrectIncorrect
What are chromatic harmonies?CorrectIncorrect
Match the following musical selections from Purcell to their correct forms. There is one of each.
- Selection 1
- Selection 3
- Selection 2
Aria from an opera
Sonata in three parts
Sacred music for the church
Hint: Which form(s) would be used for church music at the time? How many voices or instruments do you hear? Which form would be solely instrumental?