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Listen to Alleluia: Vidimus Stellam then indicate the best answer for each of the following questions.
Alleluia: Vidimus Stellam (2622.0K)

1Alleluia comes from a Hebrew word meaning praise ye the Lord.

2Only one singer performs this monophonic music.

3The medieval notation reproduced on page 70 of the text presents the complete Alleluia music example, note for note.

4In this example, many notes are often sung to a single syllable of text.

5This example of Gregorian chant features a female choir.

Listen to Hildegard of Bingen's O successores then indicate the best answer for each of the following questions.
(O successors can be found on CD 1, track 50 of the 4-CD set that accompanies the textbook.)

6Hildegard’s accomplishments included
A)musical composition and diplomatic affairs.
B)musical composition and poetry.
C)musical composition and scientific writings.
D)all of the above.

7Hildegard’s work, Ordo virtutum, is the earliest known
A)morality play.
C)church mode.
D)none of the above.

8This musical example features
A)a male choir only.
B)a female choir only.
C)a mixed choir throughout.
D)a male choir for the first half, and a female choir for the second half.

9In comparison with the Alleluia, O successors features
A)a lower pitch range.
B)a narrower pitch range.
C)a wider pitch range.
D)a more monophonic texture.

10The addition of a __________ is a likely medieval performance practice and is performed in this example with a bowed string instrument.
B)church mode
C)monophonic texture

Listen to Machaut's Puis qu’en oubli then indicate the best answer for each of the following questions.
Puis quen oubli (2705.0K)

11The inspiration for Puis qu’en oubli was a real noblewoman named Peronne.

12In keeping with the emotional meaning of the poetry, this song features an unusually high pitch range.

13The rondeau form of this music has nothing to do with the form of the poetry.

14Syncopation can be heard in this example at the ends of the phrases.

15Whether or not all three voices in this rondeau are to be sung is uncertain; however, all three voices are sung in this recording.

Listen to Machaut's Agnus Dei from Notre Dame Mass then indicate the best answer for each of the following questions.
Angus Dei from Notre Dame Mass (5393.0K)

16The Agnus Dei consists of sections and is in meter.

17Although the texture of this work is polyphonic, it is based on a Gregorian chant, or .

18The role of the two upper voices differ from the that of the two lower voices: the upper voices are rhythmically more , while the lower voices are more .

19The concept of the Trinity is thought to be expressed formally by the number of in this work.

20Instead of using a large choir and instruments for this performance, Andrew Parrott made the historically informed decision to use only unaccompanied solo voices.

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