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Question 1: Composers associated with the Florentine Camerata like Jacopo Peri, Caccini and ________, sought to depict human affects in a direct manner expressed by a solo voice.
Giaches de WertBaroque musicClaudio MonteverdiConcerto delle donne

Question 2: Musically, the adoption of the ________ represents a larger change in musical thinking—namely that harmony, that is "taking all of the parts together" was as important as the linear part of polyphony.
ClefOrnament (music)Modern musical symbolsFigured bass

Question 3: The ________ emerged, both in its form for a single soloist plus orchestra and as the concerto grosso, in which a small group of soloists is contrasted with the full ensemble.
CelloBassoonConcertoCello concerto

Question 4: Baroque performance practice had a renewed influence with the rise of "Authentic" or ________ in the late 20th century.
Johann Sebastian BachBaroque musicHistorically informed performanceClassical music

Question 5: The word "________" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl",[2] a strikingly fitting characterization of the architecture of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music.
MannerismBaroqueWestern art historyRenaissance

Question 6: Opera, invented in the late Renaissance, became an important musical form during the Baroque, with the operas of ________, Handel, and others.
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAlessandro ScarlattiDomenico ScarlattiBaroque music

Question 7: ________ was the most famous instrumental composer of his time, and massively prolific— even by the standards of an age where composers had to produce large volumes of music.
Johann Sebastian BachGeorg Philipp TelemannGeorge Frideric HandelBaroque music

Question 8: Instruments came to play a greater part in baroque music, and ________ vocal music receded in importance.
A cappellaThe Sing-OffCollegiate a cappellaBoyz II Men

Question 9: These stylistic differences mark the transition from the ricercars, fantasias, and canzonas of the Renaissance to the ________, a defining baroque form.
Johann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachFugueBaroque music

Question 10: ________ - a kind of continuous accompaniment notated with a new music notation system, figured bass, usually for a sustaining bass instrument and a keyboard instrument
ClefOrnament (music)Modern musical symbolsFigured bass


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