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MU 111: Review for Final Exam
Final Exam Format I. 10 listening (list provided) composer work period
A. Composers Schoenberg Brahms Perotinus Liszt Beethoven Adams Schubert Mahler B. Works Appalachian Spring Un di felice Mazurka in B-flat Die Walkure: Wotan’s Farewell Aguns Dei from the Pope Marcellus Mass Voiles (Sails) Symphony #5: 3 rd Movement Trancendental Etude: Wild Hunt
Final Exam Format I. 10 listening (list provided) composer work period II. Choice of 2 binary terms: justify answer Examples: Baroque/Classical Symphony/Concerto Organum/Gregorial Chant III. 2 Objective Sections Questions from reading and lecture IV. 2 Essay Questions
Essays: 1. Opportunity to show command of the big-picture sweep of music history. What were the periods? Composers? Genres? Important stylistic features? 2. Opportunity to reflect on different ways that composers have structured their musical ideas via compositional technique (e. g. Pachelbel Kanon)
Possible Objective Question Types (oriented to recognition/identification): 1. Matching 2. Given definition, provide term _____ The formula marking the end of a phrase. 3. Short Answer/Fill in the blanks _____ composed 4’ 33” in 1952, providing an early example of an approach to composition called _____ music. 4. True/False Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is his most famous song.
Selected terms for Final Exam (NB: List is NOT comprehensive: use as a test of where you are in your studying. ) monody musique concréte concertino a cappella singing madrigal Point of imitation col legno rubato classical era Erlkönig binary form recitative finale aria Diminution Counter-Reformation London Symphonies polychoral motet Idée fixe Renaissance motet Aria surprise return Medieval (isorhythmic) motet Madonna from Pierot Lunaire melismatic strophic form Alban Berg Art of the Fugue Well-Tempered Clavier Gesamtkunstwerk basso ostinato rounded binary form Viderunt omnes recapitulation Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel serial composition madrigalism Liebestod through-composed The Seasons Ordinary of the Mass Sprchstimme dance suite Così fan tutte program music basso continuo concerto grosso row or series minut and trio cadenza Lutheran cantata Gregorian chant Whole tone scale Marriage of Figaro Eroica Symphony rondo absolute music exposition Ring cycle variations Leonin contrapuntal Lied Surprise Symphony organum timbre minimalism chorale ritornello retrograde Josquin retransition Walking bass Handel aleatory music Liebestod cabaletta double exposition form dissonance ritornello form figured bass Sprechstime Brandenburg Concertos leitmotif Heroic Period Alberti bass cori spezzati Second Viennese School