Name That Composer: A Quiz Deck (Knowledge Cards)

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Name That Composer: A Quiz Deck (Knowledge Cards)
By Aimee Hess & The Library of Congress

The music of the great masters is immediately recognizable. The haunting call of a clarinet, a mass of brass, a sarcastic salute from the piano—without hesitation you name that composer. Just as distinctive are their lives, whether spent touring the world or cloistered in the court of a duke, and the shape their music took to suit their experience.

Can you name the composer whose grandest symphony is often performed by as many as 1,000 singers and instrumentalists? What about the composer whose cantata celebrates Hiawatha? This deck goes beyond the kings of classical music to include Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and many women composers.

With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards.

  • 48 cards
  • Pack: 3.25” W x 4” L


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Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.



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