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  1. What year was the Academy of Ancient Music founded and by whom?
    1973 by Christopher Hogwood
  2. Name two instruments that can be part of the continuo.
    Any two of: harpsichord, cello, theorbo/lute, organ, bassoon, gamba, viol, harp
  3. In which UK city is the Academy of Ancient Music office based?
    Cambridge
  4. Who is the leader of the Academy of Ancient Music?
    Bojan Čičić
  5. The Academy of Ancient Music has many connections including Associate Ensemble, Orchestra-in-Residence and Research Partner. Name one of these connections.
    Any one of: Associate Ensemble: the Barbican Centre and the Teatro San Cassiano in Italy; Orchestra-in-Residence: University of Cambridge, Milton Abbey International Summer Music Festival and The Apex, Bury St Edmunds; Research Partner: University of Oxford
  6. In 1974 the Academy of Ancient Music released its first recording, Thomas Arne’s Eight Overtures, but what was AAM’s second recording?
    Johann Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto and three symphonies (1975 Decca DSLO505; Decca 475 9116), clarinet: Alan Hacker
  7. Name all three of the Academy of Ancient Music’s Music Directors (get a bonus point for the years they started).
    Christopher Hogwood (1973), Richard Egarr (2006), Laurence Cummings (2021).
  8. What was the first disc the Academy of Ancient Music recorded under its own record label AAM Records?
    Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn (AAM001, 2013)
  9. Name two differences between a baroque violin and a modern violin.
    Any two of: gut strings, shorter/straighter neck, shorter fingerboard, flatter and shorter bridge, no chinrest, no tailpiece fine tuners, no shoulder rest, no bass bar; bow differences: shorter, convex, lighter at tip (down-bow notes taper dramatically from frog to tip)
  10. In 2012 Academy of Ancient Music performed in a boat on the river Thames as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Which piece of music did they play?
    Handel’s Water Music

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