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Arts Tasks in This Report

Grade 12
Authentic Stimuli for a Music Task

(The responses in bold indicate the correct answers.)

Medieval music sample (QuickTime audio, 0:35, 1,588K). You may also download this audio clip as a compressed file as either a ZIP file (for PC's) (1,424K) or as a SIT file (for Mac's) (1,588K) to extract and play later. See player instructions.

"Victimae paschali laudes" performed by Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice and Saint-Naur, Cervaux, from Salve Regina, Philips CD #420 879-2.

Questions 1-3 refer to the first piece of music that you will hear. The music will be played two times. Before you hear the music, read questions 1-3.

1. The texture of the music is

A   heterophonic
B   homophonic
C   monophonic
D   polyphonic

2. The music comes from which style period?

A   Medieval
B   Baroque
C   Classic
D   Romantic

3. Originally, the music was most probably heard in a

A   palace
B   concert hall
C   church
D   theatre

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Last updated 29 May 2003 (HM)

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