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Question 1: The motet Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV 231) is spurious; it is part of a cantata by ________.
Baroque musicGeorg Philipp TelemannJohann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric Handel

Question 2: The name of the motet was preserved in the transition from medieval to ________, but the character of the composition was entirely changed.
Baroque musicClassical musicRenaissance musicMadrigal (music)

Question 3: In the latter part of the 16th century, ________ and other composers developed a new style, the polychoral motet, in which two or more choirs of singers (or instruments) alternated.
Andrea GabrieliVenetian polychoral styleAdrian WillaertGiovanni Gabrieli

Question 4: In the 19th century German composers continued to write motets occasionally, notably Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms (in German) and ________ (in Latin).
Wilhelm FurtwänglerSymphony No. 8 (Bruckner)Anton BrucknerSymphony No. 4 (Bruckner)

Question 5: The name comes either from the Latin movere, ("to move") or a Latinized version of ________ mot, "word" or "verbal utterance." The Medieval Latin for "motet" is "motectum", and the Italian mottetto was also used.
Romance languagesOld FrenchEnglish languageFrench language

Question 6: The earliest motets arose, in the thirteenth century (Bent, 1997), out of the ________ tradition exemplified in the Notre Dame school of Léonin and Pérotin.
Gregorian chantItalian classical musicOrganumMedieval music

Question 7: In ________, motet is a word that is applied to a number of highly varied choral musical compositions.
Musical formMusical notationMusic theoryClassical music

Question 8: Similar compositions in the English language are called anthems, but some later English composers, such as ________, wrote motets in Latin.
Johannes BrahmsRalph Vaughan WilliamsCharles Villiers StanfordEdward Elgar

Question 9: ________ was an important composer of this sort of motet.
Jean-Baptiste LullyViolinBaroque musicAchille et Polyxène

Question 10: The majority of these compositions are ________, but some are accompanied by organ.
The Sing-OffCollegiate a cappellaA cappellaBoyz II Men


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