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Music Flashcards--Set #3

These questions focus on composers, their works, and on other important resource information included in the main Music USAD materials.

 
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#1

Who/what (e.g., string quartet, solo piano, etc.) performs "The Union?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

Where and when was the first university department established?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3

When was "Fanfare for the Common Man" written?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4

What minstrel song was a favorite among Confederate troops because it expresses a longing for life in the "good ol'" South?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5

What is the meter when there are two beats in a measure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6

Which piece featured on the CD was originally written for organ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7

Which composer was criticized for incorporating material from "inferior" cultures in his music?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8

Who wrote "The Washington Post March" and in what year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9

What striking musical technique opens "Rhapsody in Blue?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10

Who wrote "Old Folks at Home?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11

Which featured piece is performed by a string orchestra even though it was originally written for a string quartet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12

What song became associated with the Civil War because it reminded listeners of loved ones at home or in the war?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13

Which composer won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#14

Who composed "Jargon?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15

Which composer studied and explored late Romantic Germanic style music, French impressionistic music, and the music of the Arab world and Asia?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16

Who wrote "Amazing Grace?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17

Which piece was originially composed for 2 pianos but was quickly orchestrated by Ferde Grofe for a piano and orchestra?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#18

Who composed "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and what kind of piece is it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#19

Which 2 pieces on the CD feature a string quartet of 2 violins, a viola, and a cello?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#20

Which composition was played during the announcement of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death in 1945?