early western civilization Essay

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INCORRECT

Gregorian chant

A) is monophonic in texture

B) is polyphonic in texture

C) is homophonic in texture

D) has no texture

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: a. is monophonic in texture

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The wandering minstrels, or jongleurs, of the Middle Ages

A) performed music and acrobatics in castles, taverns, and town squares

B) lived on the lowest level of society

C) played instrumental dances on harps, fiddles, and lutes

D) all of the above

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: d. all of the above

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The notation of the secular songs of the Middle Ages does not indicate

A) rhythm B) pitch C) duration D) any of the above

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: a. rhythm

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The church modes are

A) different from the major and minor scales in that they consist of only six different tones

B) different from the major and minor scales in that they consist of only five different tones

C) like the major and minor scales in that they consist of seven different tones

D) completely different from any other form of scale

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: c. like the major and minor scales in that they consist of seven different tones

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The first large body of secular songs that survives in decipherable notation was composed during

A) the ninth century by monks for church services

B) the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by French nobles called troubadoursand trouvères

C) the fourteenth century by Guillaume de Machaut and his contemporaries

D) the fifteenth century by wandering minstrels called jongleurs

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: b. the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by French nobles called troubadoursand trouvères

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The ars nova, or new art, of the fourteenth century differed from older music in that

A) a new system of notation permitted composers to specify almost any rhythmic pattern

B) the subjects were all secular

C) there was no syncopation

D) the music emphasized homophonic texture

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The first steps toward the development of polyphony were taken sometime between 700 and 900, when

A) musicians composed new music to accompany dancing

B) the French nobles began to sing hunting songs together

C) monks in monastery choirs began to add a second melodic line to Gregorian chant

D) all of the above

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: c. monks in monastery choirs began to add a second melodic line to Gregorian chant

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CORRECT

The Notre Dame Mass by Guillaume de Machaut was

A) written for three voices without instrumental accompaniment

B) written for the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

C) the first polyphonic treatment of the mass ordinary by a known composer

D) all of the above

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INCORRECT

Leonin and Perotin are notable because they

A) are the first important composers known by name

B) indicated definite time values and a clearly defined meter in their music

C) were the leaders of the school of Notre Dame

D) all of the above

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: d. all of the above

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INCORRECT

Secular music in the fourteenth century

A) became more important than sacred music

B) was not based on Gregorian chant

C) included drinking songs and pieces in which bird calls, barks of dogs,

D) all of the above

Feedback: Incorrect. The correct answer is: d.…