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1. What is the difference between sacred and secular music?

  • Sacred is religious music and secular is non-religious music
  • Sacred music is always played by an organ
  • Sacred is non-religious music and secular is religious music
  • Sacred music can be a light opera and secular music are hymns
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2. What is an aria?

  • A choir
  • A solo vocal piece which shows what the character is thinking and feeling
  • A song which tells the story and imitates the rhythm of normal speech
  • A serious opera, often with a mythological theme

3. What is a feature of Classical music which is different from Baroque music?

  • Simple harmonies
  • Repetition
  • Fewer ornaments
  • Irregular phrase lengths

4. What are terraced or stepped dynamics?

  • Loud volume
  • Dynamics which change suddenly
  • Gradual changes in volume
  • Dynamics which contrast in both upper and lower parts

5. What is a recitative?

  • A lighter, more everyday-themed opera
  • A song which tells the story and imitates the rhythm of normal speech
  • A shorter version of an opera
  • A mass for the dead

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