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Fantasia on Greensleeves

Musical Fantasies

Originally, a musical fantasy was a piece that instrumentalists made up as they went along. Eventually, fantasies evolved into pieces that composers built out of various melodies they liked -- like the Scottish folk tunes that Max Bruch put into his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. The term fantasy was first used for musical compositions in what era?

Classical

Renaissance

Impressionist

Baroque

Modern


2.Who was the first to add a chorus into his musical fantasy?

Mozart

Haydn

Bach

Beethoven

Copland


3. Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves follows what musical form?

ABCA

ABABCCAB

ABA

ABCD

AAB


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