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(T/F) Although the medieval motet could either be sacred or secular in its subject matter, the Renaissance motet was always a secular piece.
FALSE
The Renaissance motet had all of the following features except
X the parts were usually played on instruments as well as sung.
- the text never mixed languages.
-it was sometimes based on a popular melody.
-the typical texture was imitative polyphony.
The form of a Renaissance motet is
through-composed.
The entrance of each new phase of a Renaissance motet is called a point of
imitation.
The use of musical devices to express descriptive words or phrases in particularly emotional passages is called word
painting.
Music in which a chordal texture is produced by voices moving together in the same rhythm is called _________ style.
homorhythmic
(T/F)Unlike the Mass, the motet could employ either original poetry or Biblical verses for its text, and thus offered composers a wider range of expression.
FALSE
The Netherlands composer, _____________, was considered by his contemporaries to be the greatest composer who had ever lived.
Josquin des Prez
(T/F) Like other Renaissance composers, Josquin des Prez was more conservative when composing motets and more innovative and daring when composing polyphonic Masses.
FALSE
(T/F) Many of the Masses composed by Josquin des Prez and his contemporaries were based upon secular tunes.
TRUE
(T/F) The Council of Trent reacted against both the use of secular melodies in Mass settings and the complex polyphony that made it difficult to understand the sacred text.
TRUE
___________, known as the "Prince of Music," was a late Renaissance composer whose conservative church music reflected the values of the Council of Trent.
Palestrina
Each of the following were characteristic of Palestrina's compositional style except
- Mass settings and motets with a "transparent" texture.
X words that were not clearly understood.
- melodic lines that were easy to sing and retained melodic interest, producing pure and simple harmonies.
- thirds and sixths that gave the music a fuller, richer sonority than that of previous Italian religious music.
- rhythms that were adapted to the flow of the text and seemed perfectly natural.
(T/F) Martin Luther believed that people should be able to participate in their worship service rather than merely observe it.
TRUE
In his ninety-five theses presented to the Catholic church, Martin Luther suggested all of the following except
X Latin should be eliminated from the service entirely.
-some music should be sung by the congregation.
- the hymns should be easy to learn and sing.
- the hymns should be in the vernacular language.
The congregational song or hymn introduced into the worship service by Martin Luther was called the Lutheran
chorale.
Chorales were __________ in form.
strophic
(T/F)By the seventeenth century, it was common for the church organist to play a four-part harmonization while the congregation sang the chorale melody, just as in most Protestant churches today.
TRUE