Music Quiz

Random Music or Definition Quiz

Civ Music Terminology Quiz Stats

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/42 Timer 10:00
0 Plays Today
Definition Term % Correct
Unaccompanied singing, perhaps in a chapel.A Capella
60.2%
When the music does what the words sayWord Painting
60.2%
A theatrical genre where everything is sung.Opera
60.2%
A genre in which a soloist performs virtuostically alongside an orchestra.Concerto
59.2%
(For Duncan) A boy who, due to a certain surgical operation, can sing soprano or alto parts.Castrato
58.3%
An extended piece for a solo singer that has much more musical elaboration and coherence than its speech like counterpart.Aria
55.3%
The language of a particular area, aka not latin.Vernacular
55.3%
Operatic singing that sounds like speech.Recitative
54.4%
A short repeated bass line above which upper instruments or voices play.Ostinato
53.4%
A type of text setting in which one syllable corresponds to more than one note.Melismatic
53.4%
A group of instruments, one that plays chords, another that plays melody.Basso Continuo
51.5%
When two lines of music mutually complete one another.Hocket
51.5%
A type of text setting in which one syllable corresponds to one note.Syllabic
51.5%
Medieval instrumental dance music.Estampie
48.5%
Multiple, unsynchronized lines of music at once.Polyphony
47.6%
A style of playing that demonstrates a performer's skill.Virtuosity
47.6%
A piece with a descriptive title.Program Music
46.6%
Monophonic, Religious, A capella songs named after a pope.Plainchant
46.6%
A genre of music in which traditional plainchant melody is stretched out and overlaid with a counterpoint. This is the earliest kind of polyphony.Notre Dame Organum
46.6%
The notes or chords ending a section of music with a feeling of conclusiveness.Cadence
46.6%
A group of instruments that are usually all the same instrument but of different sizes.Consort
45.6%
Definition Term % Correct
A religious five section composition.Polyphonic Mass
44.7%
ABA or ABA' form.Ternary Form
43.7%
What you tap your foot to.Tempo
41.7%
A style of writing music in which the words were sung in ways that matched the rhythms and melodies of speech.Declamation
41.7%
A group of instruments that play together that came about in the baroque style periodOrchestra
41.7%
A secular composition set to a one-stanza poem.Madrigal
40.8%
A composition or passage in which a melody is imitated by one or more voices at fixed intervals of pitch and time.Canon
39.8%
A musical TEXTURE where one line starts a bit after another.Imitative Polyphony
39.8%
Strophic, Secular songs that usually talked about courtly love.Troubador Song
38.8%
A genre of music in which two different poems of identical rhythms overlap one another.Isorhythmic Motet
38.8%
Music where each part is played by only one instrument. This was prominent in households.Chamber Music
37.9%
A new movement in which rhythm could be notated and poetic skill was showcased.Ars Nova
37.9%
A person whose job it is to 'hold' notes for a long period of time, hence the name.Tenor
37.9%
A musical form in which an original phrase of music is subtly changed many times over the course of the pieceTheme and Variation
35%
A form with repeated verses.Strophic Form
35%
A single line of music.Monophony
34%
The beginning of homophonic texture being used. Its two pioneers were Dufay and DunstableThe English Countenance
34%
Time between notesRhythm
32%
A relatively short composition to Latin words made up of short sections in homophony and imitative polyphony. Sometimes an addition to the massMotet
28.2%
A form of music in which homophonic orchestra sections contrast the orchestra and soloist.Ritornello
28.2%
An instrumental accompaniment that plays one note throughout the piece.Drone
28.2%

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.