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Continuous accompaniment in Baroque music, usually including string bass and harpsichord
CONTINUO
Composer of The Messiah
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Musical phrase or motif that repeats on the same pitches throughout a piece
OSTINATO
Composition which uses a repeating musical phrase or motif in different voices on different pitches
FUGUE
Note that gets one beat in 3/4 time
QUARTER NOTE
Rest that equals four beats and hangs down from the fourth line of any staff
WHOLE REST
Rest that equals one beat and looks like a lightning bolt
QUARTER REST
Symbol that adds half the value of whatever note or rest it follows
DOT
Short detached execution of a note indicated by a dot over or under the note
STACCATO
Symbol in which the top number indicates the number of beats in a measure
TIME SIGNATURE
Symbol in which the bottom number indicates what kind of note gets one beat
TIME SIGNATURE
Another name for the treble clef
G CLEF
Another name for the bass clef
F CLEF
Note with a stem and one flag or beam on it
EIGHTH NOTE
Note with a stem and two flags or beams on it
SIXTEENTH NOTE
A dotted eighth note and a sixteenth have the same value as this note.
QUARTER NOTE
What note gets half of a beat in 4/4 time?
EIGHTH NOTE
One eighth note has the same value as two of what kind of note?
SIXTEENTHS
For what composition did King George stand when he first heard it in 1742?
THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS
What series of pieces did Handel write at the behest of King George to be played while floating on the Thames?
WATER MUSIC
Who was the musical producer of the movie of The Wiz and is currently producing the Broadway musical The Color Purple?
QUINCY JONES
What keyboard predecessor to the piano produced sound by plucking the strings?
HARPSICHORD
What is the full name of the keyboard percussion instrument for which Bach wrote the Well Tempered Clavier?
PIANOFORTE
Who wrote the musical series The Four Seasons featuring instruments imitating the sounds of nature?
ANTONIO VIVALDI
What is the musical period, characterized by exuberant music with decorative melodies, that lasted from about 1650 to about 1750?
BAROQUE
Because it uses mallets to strike the strings, today's piano is classified as a ____________ instrument.
PERCUSSION
Silence in music
REST
Looking like a bird's eye, this symbol indicates a musician should hold a note indefinitely until a conductor cuts them off.
FERMATA
A dotted half note and a quarter have the same value as one of these.
WHOLE NOTE
A quarter rest and two eighth rests have the same value as one of these.
HALF REST