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Bach: Important Works, Organ, Fugues and Solo Works

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During what musical period did Johann Sebastian Bach live?

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1. What is the meaning of the term counterpoint, as used in Baroque music?

2. Which of the following compositions by Bach is a solo organ work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As one of the greatest composers of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach left an extensive musical catalog filled with some of the most famous works in western music. This online assessment will test you on Bach's most important compositions. Some things you'll be tested on include Bach's choral works and solo organ works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Bach's musical period
  • Counterpoint
  • Bach's solo organ works
  • Contrapuntal musical techniques
  • Chorale preludes written by Bach

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the attached lesson on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, including the different genres he wrote in and musical techniques he used
  • Defining key concepts - go further with your understanding of Bach's work by defining some key terminology related to Bach's musical corpus, such as counterpoint, fugue, and chorale prelude
  • Knowledge application - draw from the information found in the lesson to identify some of the more important musical works written by Bach, musical techniques used in them, and the types of genres Bach wrote in

Additional Learning

To learn more about the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, review the corresponding lesson called Bach: Important Works, Organ, Fugues, & Solo Works. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of Bach's life
  • The Baroque Period
  • Counterpoint
  • Organ and choral works
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