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1
Bach achieves unity of mood in his compositions by using
A)homophonic texture.
B)musical symbolism.
C)an insistent rhythmic drive.
D)simple melodic ideas.
2
Of Bach's twenty children, ____________ went on to become well-known composers.
A)two
B)three
C)four
D)five
3
Bach created masterpieces in every baroque form except the
A)opera.
B)concerto.
C)fugue.
D)sonata.
4
Bach's personal music style was drawn from
A)Italian concertos.
B)French dance pieces.
C)German church music.
D)All answers are correct.
5
Bach was recognized as the most eminent ___________ of his day.
A)organist
B)composer
C)violinist
D)cellist
6
At the end of his compositions, Bach wrote these initials---S.D.G.---which translate as:
A)"it is finished."
B)"to God alone the glory."
C)"to be continued."
D)"repeat twice."
7
The Well-Tempered Clavier features preludes and fugues
A)written in 10 major keys.
B)written in 10 minor keys.
C)written in 20 major and minor keys.
D)written in all 24 major and minor keys.
8
Bach probably wrote his B Minor Mass for what reason?
A)for a Catholic mass
B)for a performance at court
C)to show what he could do with this form
D)for his funeral service







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