Preparation for your final exam Spring, 2009 

For a grade of A you must have completed and e-mailed all the chapter quizzes, finished your take-home mid-term,  the assignment on Le Nozze di Figaro, and your semester project with our class concert on April 23rd. 

The final exam will be 250 points. 33% a listening test, 33% multiple choice questions from the chapter quizzes, and 33% will be 7-8 short answer questions .  Please expect one question on Le Nozze di Figaro and some knowledge of the composers found on the class website.  I suggest that you read the articles on the class website and look at the lecture outlines. 

1. Be prepared to tell the approximate dates of the composers and librettists listed below, give a short biographical sketch, and explain their unique contribution to music.  (You will need to compare two composers, which I will choose from the list below.) 

Henry Purcell (1659-95);  Jean-Baptiste LuIly (1632-1687);  Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725);  Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767;  Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741);   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750); Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757);  Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759);  Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-87);  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788);  Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736);  Joseph Haydn (1732-1809); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782)    Lorenzo Da Ponte, (1749-1838)

2. Be able to define the following: (From your mid-term exam)

Minuet                                                 Gigue

Aria                                                     Fugue

Harpsichord                                        Passacaglia

Two and three-part Inventions             Rococo music

Concerto                                            Recorder

Opera Buffa                                       Opera Seria

Nationalism in Music                          Cantata

Well-Tempered Clavier                     Passion 

Oratorio                                              Recitative Secco

Recitative Accompanied                      Passacaglia

Ritornello Form and the Baroque Concerto 

Homophonic                                     Polyphonic

The Enlightenment                            Theme and Variations

Minuet and Trio                                Rondo

Sonata-Allegro Form

3. Describe the difference between a baroque composition and a classical composition which I will play in class.