Music The Art of Listening 9th Edition by Jean Ferris – Test Bank
Secular Music in the Renaissance
Multiple Choice Questions
- Sixteenth-century Italy introduced a new type of song to the secular repertoire, the
- The madrigal was like the motet in all of the following ways except
A.both were polyphonic.
B. both were essentially vocal rather than instrumental forms.
C. both had religious texts.
D. both were important forms during the Renaissance period.
- The madrigal form, like that of the motet, was
- The following are all significant differences between the motet and the madrigal except
A.the madrigal was written in Latin.
B. most madrigals did not have a religious text.
C. extreme examples of word painting were used in madrigals.
D. madrigals were sung at social gatherings and private meetings.
E. anyone who could read music and sing could perform madrigals.
- Madrigals became known for dramatic, extreme examples of word painting called
B. madrigal painting.
D. none of the above.
- The madrigal originated in Italy but soon became very popular in
- Until the middle of the sixteenth century, the high-pitched madrigal lines were sung by
A.women from the nobility.
B. hired professional female singers.
C. male sopranos.
- It was not until the _______ century that composers customarily wrote music for specific voices or instruments.
- The most widely used instrument during the sixteenth century was a plucked string instrument called the
- One of the greatest performers and composers of Renaissance lute music was
B. John Dowland.
C. Thomas Weelkes.