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Examination Paper

HISTORY 6
AUGUST 2010

Candidate Number

TIME: 3 HOURS

Answer all questions.


Marks will be deducted for incorrect spelling of musical terms and names of composers.
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1. In the space provided, place a

beside the correct answer.


g) Which is not necessarily associated with serialism:
q Schoenberg
q twelve-tone system
q tone row
q sprechstimme

a) Which other fine art form had the greatest influence on

Romantic composers?
q sculpture
q literature
q painting
q architecture

h) Which is a characteristic of all nationalistic music?


q the use of dissonant harmonies
q the use of religious subject matter
q the use of major and minor modes
q the use of the folk music of the country

b) Who was the greatest master of the lied?


q Robert Schumann
q Ludwig van Beethoven
q Franz Schubert
q Johannes Brahms
c) In the Romantic era, which instrument was the most likely
to be composed for and played as a solo instrument?
q piano
q organ
q violin
q flute
d) Many of Verdis operas were associated with:
q ancient Greek myths and legends
q the Italian liberation movement
q German myths and legends
q the Bible
e)Which musical device in German music drama allows a
composer to show what a character is thinking, even though
something else is happening?
q ide fixe
q bel canto style
q leitmotiv
q gesamkunstwerk
f) An orchestral work composeed in one movement with a
free form and is based on a literary or pictoral idea is called:
q romantic symphony
q program symphony
q incidental music
q symphonic poem

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i) The term kushka refers to:


q a Russian dance form
q The Mighty Five
q a conservative Russian political
movement
q a Russian folk song form
j) Who coined the phrase the emancipation of
dissonance and invented the twelve-tone system?
q Stravinsky
q Debussy
q Schoenberg
q Ravel

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2.

Complete the blank(s) with the correct word or phase.


f) Name three composers of musical theatre.
a) Name two non-western scales.
i) _________________________________________
i) ______________________________________________
ii)_________________________________________
ii) ______________________________________________
iii) _______________________________________
b) Name two impressionist painters.
i) ______________________________________________

g) Name three ways to modify a tone row.

ii) ______________________________________________

i) _________________________________________

c) Name two neo-classical composers.

ii) ________________________________________

i) ______________________________________________

iii) _______________________________________

ii) ______________________________________________
h) Name three ballets by Romantic or 20th century
composers.

d) Name two composers who were also known as


ethnomusicologists:
i) _________________________________________
ii)_________________________________________

i)_________________________________________
ii) ________________________________________
iii) _______________________________________

e) Name three composers of Les Six.


i) _____________________________________________
ii)_____________________________________________
iii) ____________________________________________

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3. On the blank paper provided, write definitions of ANY TEN (10) of the following. Whenever possible refer
to musical examples and composers. You may use either paragraph or point form.

waltz
requiem
endless melody
exoticism
neo-classicism
fusion

third stream jazz


quotation music
impressionism
choral symphony
modified strophic
part-songs

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4. On the separate sheet of paper provided, write a short paragraph about ANY FIVE (5) of the topics given
below. Whenever possible support your answer with the title and composer of typical pieces.

a) Briefly discuss the musical accomplishments of ONE of the following:


Offenbach
Leoncavallo
Rossini
von Weber
b) Discuss the development of ballet in the Romanic era and the early 20th century. Be sure to include names of
representative composers and works in your answer.
c) Compare and contrast the lieder of Schubert and Schumann. Be sure to mention specific works by each
composer in your answer.
d) Comment briefly on opera in the nineteenth century. Mention at least three representative composers and
specific works in your answer.
e) Comment briefly on The Song of the Earth (Das lied von der Erde). Be sure to include specific aspects of the
composers musical language and style in your answer.
f) Briefly discuss Billy te Kid. Be sure to include specific aspects of the composers musical language and style
in your answer.
g) Briefly discuss the minimalist movement in the music of the post-war era. Be sure to include names of
representative composers and works in your answer.
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5. The musical excerpts given below are taken from pieces on your required listening list. Choose any
FIVE (5), and in the space provided give:
i)
ii)
iii)

Give the COMPLETE title of the work from which the musical example is drawn.
Provide the opus or catalogue number, movement, etc. where applicable.
Identify the composer of each example.
Identify the period ( Romantic, Impressionistic, Early 20th Century, Post World War II)

i)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

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ii)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

iii)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

iv)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

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v)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

vi)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

vii)

Title______________________________________
Composer _________________________________
Period_____________________________________

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