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Harmonia Trivia Name (for ranking comparison only):

1. Match these composers with their country of origin:

A.Alfonso X, "El Sabio
B. John Dunstable
C. Hildegard of Bingen
D. Francesco Landini
E. Guillaume de Machaut
F. Notker "Balbulus"

2. Match these composers with their country of origin:

A. Antonio de Cabezón
B. Thomas Campion
C. Josquin des Prez
D. Heinrich Isaac
E. Giovanni Pieruigi da Palestrina
F. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

3. Put these voice parts in order from top to bottom: Altus, Bassus, Superius, Tenor

4. Put these musical forms in order of development, beginning with the oldest:


5. This American composer was described by his contemporaries as a man of moderate size, with a short leg, one eye, a withered arm, a loud voice, and a fondness for large quantities of snuff. His music was much admired by his contemporaries. Who was he?

A. William Billings
B. Daniel Read
C. Timothy Swan
D. William Walker

6. The persecuted members of a Protestant religious group known as the Bohemian Brethren (commonly called "Moravians" due to their origins in Czechoslovakia and Bohemia) began establishing communities in America from the mid-1740s. Which of these Moravian composers was actually born in America?

A. John Antes
B. Johannes Herbst
C. David Moritz Michael
D. Johann Friedrich Peter

7. All of these composers worked in Latin America during the Colonial period. Who is the only one actually born there?

A. Gutierre Fernández Hidalgo
B. Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
C. Hernando Franco
D. Manuel de Sumaya [Zumaya]
E. Domenico Zipoli

8. Match these early music ensembles with the derivations of their names:

1. Ensemble Alcatraz
2. Altramar
3. Anonymous 4
4. Piffaro
5. Sequentia

9. Instruments: match with illustration.

10. Match these types of musical score with their illustrations:

1. Rota, Sumer is icumen in
2. Madrigal in score
3. Lute tablature
4. Shape-note hymn from The Missouri Harmony
5. Choir-book format, mid-15th century

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