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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Music History Questions

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Grade 11 Music History
The music for "The Rite of Spring" utilized which of the following elements?
  1. subtle dynamics
  2. predictable rhythms
  3. dissonant clusters of chords
  4. a small orchestra
Grade 11 Music History
Grade 11 Baroque - 1600-1750
Which of the following forms is not from the Baroque period?
  1. Opera and Oratorio
  2. Toccatta and Fugue
  3. Ritornello
  4. Round
Grade 11 Twentieth Century and Modern - 1900-2000
From 1927-1931, Duke Ellington was
  1. pianist at a Catholic Church
  2. music director for Cotton Club in Harlem
  3. recording artist with Caddilac Records
  4. trumpet player in various jazz bands
Grade 11 Baroque - 1600-1750
What is a drone?
  1. a bird
  2. sustained high note
  3. sustained bass note
  4. sustained chords
Grade 11 Composers
Which composer murdered his wife?
  1. William Byrd
  2. Giovanni Palestrina
  3. Carlo Gesualdo
  4. Josquin des Prez
Grade 11 Baroque - 1600-1750
What is word painting?
  1. the art of writing alphabets
  2. musical pictorialization
  3. music mirrors the literal meaning of the word
  4. the word follows the line of the music
Grade 11 Twentieth Century and Modern - 1900-2000
Duke Ellington died on
  1. May 24, 1974
  2. January 30, 1900
  3. August 24, 1947
  4. December 17, 1966
Grade 11 Twentieth Century and Modern - 1900-2000
When Duke Ellington moved to New York in 1923, he studied under
  1. James P. Johnson
  2. Michael Jackson
  3. Art Blakey
  4. Al Green
Grade 11 Composers
Grade 11 Music History
A toccata is a
  1. piece written for an orchestra.
  2. virtuosic piece written for a soloist.
  3. piece requires playing interchange between an orchestra and soloists.
  4. piece that has a subject and an answer.
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