GCSE Music Area of Study 1 and 2

Edexcel GCSE Music - Area of Study 1 and 2

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What are the dates of Baroque Period?
1600-1750
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In what year did Handel write Messiah?
1741
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What instrument normally plays the basso continuo?
Harpsichord
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What are the dates of Classical period?
1750-1830
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What texture does Classical music usually have?
Homophonic
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In what key is Symphony No. 40 written?
G minor
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What is the interval between the first two notes of the first subject?
A semitone
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What are the dates of Romantic period?
1800-1900
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In what key is Section A of the Prelude in?
D♭ major
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What does the word Peripetie mean in English?
Sudden reversal
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What is atonal music?
Music that is not in any particular key
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For what ensemble is Peripetie written?
Large orchestra
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What is a hexachord?
A set of six pitches
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Who wrote Electric Counterpoint?
Steve Reich
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In what year was Electric Counterpoint written?
1987
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How many guitars in total are used in Electric counterpoint?
7 guitars
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What does diatonic mean?
Major or minor keys
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What is a hook?
Musical idea which catches people's attention
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What is a libretto in a musical?
The overall text
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Where was the first performance of West Side Story?
New York
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What is the interval between to the two notes on the words 'Could' and 'be' in 'Something's Coming'?
Third
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In what year did Handel write Messiah?

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1741

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What instrument normally plays the basso continuo?

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What are the dates of Classical period?

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What texture does Classical music usually have?

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Chris Fox

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the question on guitars is not very specific as  bass,live,recorded guitars are all still guitars so actually there is ten guitars playing in the piece

Bethany Rose

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its not 1741 but 1742!

Alena

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it is 1741 but it was performed in 1742, yet composed in 1741

Curlot

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A lot of questions but not all totally accurate , I agree with the above comments

Bryony Owen

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The male alto answer depends on your recording, duh

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