Johann Sebastian Bach: Biography, Music & Facts


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Bach's death in 1750 marks the end of what musical period?

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1. Johann Sebastian Bach was a master of the musical technique known as Counterpoint. What is Counterpoint?

2. What was Bach doing for a career when he composed the Brandenburg Concertos?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the life and works of Johann Sebastian (JS) Bach. You will be quizzed on the period he composed and his most famous pieces.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The musical period during which Bach composed
  • The musical technique Bach mastered early in his career
  • Bach's career path
  • Bach's pieces that contained chorales

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life and works of JS Bach
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define counterpoint
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can accurately read information regarding Bach's approach to composition and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life and works of this composer, take a look at the lesson Johann Sebastian Bach: Biography, Music & Facts. Review the lesson for the following topics:

  • What musicians during Bach's time set out to express
  • The famous pieces Bach composed in the middle of his career
  • The piece Bach composed that was neither for his church or the courts
  • How Bach composed church music to make it more relatable