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

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

  • Switching between related keys
  • A solo improvisation
  • A continuous bass part
  • A short musical idea

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

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

4. What is the approximate date of the Baroque period?

  • 1600 - 1800
  • 1600 - 1750
  • 1550 - 1650
  • 1650 - 1800

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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