Celebrating Americans: Quiz ~ Level II
1 - (1 pt.) What is the term applied to performances where the pianists create sounds using non-piano objects and/or unconventional techniques inside the piano?
2 - (2 pts.) Name the two "non-piano objects" placed on the piano strings to modify the sound in The Star-Spangled Banner / A Prayer For Peace.
3 - (2 pts.) Who wrote the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner, and what was his profession?
4 - (1 pt.) In which war were these lyrics written?
5 - (2 pts.) Name two works that Gershwin wrote for piano and orchestra.
6 - (2 pts.) Where was George Gershwin born? From which country did his parents emigrate?
7 - (1 pt.) What is the name of Gershwins great opera?
8 - (1 pt.) Who commissioned Gershwin to write Rhapsody in Blue?
9 - (1 pt.) In a three-year period Felix Arndt recorded 3,000 _________________________.
10 - (1 pt.) What was the name of Felix Arndts wife?
11 - (2 pts.) Name the two composers whose work is featured in Not So Simple Gifts
12 - (3 pts.) Who was the most famous composer of the Ragtime Era and what are his two works performed on Celebrating Americans?
13 - (2 pts.) Which of the two following terms apply to Kirk Whipples Ballet for Two Pianos? A. Suite B. Opera C. Dances D. Prepared Piano
14 - (4 pts.) Name the four movements of Whipples Ballet for Two Pianos.
15 - (1 pt.) Vince Guaraldi produced music for which famous cartoonist?
16 - (2 pts.) What are the names of Vince Guaraldis two most famous instrumental pieces?
17 - (1 pt.) What was Guaraldis nickname?
18 - (2 pts.) What is the full title of Clarence Smiths most famous piano piece and what were his middle two nicknames?
19 - (1 pt.) What is the name of Kirk Whipples partner?
20 - (1 pt.) Aside from pianos were any other instruments performed on Celebrating Americans?
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