During which decade did the Harlem Renaissance begin?
Which of the following was referred to as “the greatest Negro city in the world” during the 1920s?
The Harlem Renaissance was inspired by a book of essays entitled:
The New Negro
The most important literary figure associated with the Harlem Renaissance was
Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday performed in Harlem at the:
In his early years, William Grant Still was associated with which artistic movement?
the Harlem Renaissance
William Grant Still composed music in all of the following genres EXCEPT
avant-garde electronic music
How many movements make up Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano
The third movement of William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano was inspired by:
a sculpture by Augusta Savage
The third movement of William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano can best be described as
George Gershwin first broke into the music business as a:
George Gershwin is recognized as one of the first American composers to:
incorporate African American blues and jazz styles into his composition
Which of the following is NOT by George Gershwin?
Which song is NOT by George Gershwin
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Which types of works did George Gershwin compose?
film scores, songs, and musicals (all of the above)
Which of the following did NOT characterize the career of George Gershwin?
he lived a long life and was a mentor to other young composers
The premiere of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was conducted by:
Which work did Gershwin compose in France?
An American in Paris
George Gershwin’s folk opera ________ was far ahead of its time
Porgy and Bess
Which of the following does NOT describe Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess?
the music combines jazz with the modern techniques of schoenberg
Gershwin’s Summertime suggests:
an African American spiritual
Gershwin’s Summertime is in ________ form.
The first great American composer of the twentieth century was
Ives’s compositional style was
very innovative for its time
While composing in his spare time, Charles Ives made a living as a(n):
Which of the following statements about Charles Ives is NOT correct?
his music was very popular
For which work was Ives awarded the Pulitzer Prize?
Symphony No. 3
Which of the following does NOT characterize the music of Ives?
consistent use of traditional forms
Which of the following does NOT characterize Ives’s Country Band March?
standard march form
Which of the following tunes is NOT included in Ives’s Country Band March?
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Aaron Copland studied composition with:
Which of the following is NOT a ballet by Copland?
Copland’s Billy the Kid is a(n):
In which musical style did Copland compose?
twelve-tone technique, jazz, and neo-classical (all of the above)
Copland composed Appalachian Spring for:
Copland’s Appalachian Spring depicts:
a wedding in the Appalachians
Which of the following best describes the mood at the beginning of Copland’s Appalachian Spring?
Copland’s Appalachian Spring quotes the early American tune
Section 7 of Copland’s Appalachian Spring is in ________ form.
When was Yankee Doodle composed?
before the Revolutionary War
Yankee Doodle remains the state song of:
How was Yankee Doodle used?
to poke fun at the American army, to symbolize New England, and to include in patriotic compositions
The music scene in early twentieth-century Mexico was strongly influenced by:
Spanish music, Hispanic culture, and Amerindian culture (all of the above)
During the “Aztec Renaissance,” composers sought to:
suggest the character of native music
Carlos Chávez was a noted:
Mexican art-music composer
Silvestre Revueltas’s compositional style is considered representative of
During his career, Silvestre Revueltas was active in all of the following countries EXCEPT:
Revueltas’s mature compositional style features:
complex rhythms, including polyrhythms and ostinatos
Which of the following is NOT a work by Silvestre Revueltas?
El Salón México
Federico García Lorca was a well known:
Which of the following does NOT characterize Homage to Federico García Lorca?
it is scored for full symphony orchestra
Son is a Spanish-language term that refers to:
a traditional song/dance of mexico
Revueltas’s orchestration for Son is similar to that of:
a mariachi ensemble
Which of the following best describes the meter of Revueltas’s Son?
shifting between triple and compound meters
Carlos Chávez’s music attracted the attention of the American composer
The mariachi tradition originated in:
Which of the following instruments would you NOT find in a standard mariachi band?