Bach’s Mass in B Minor Trivia
- When did Bach finish composing the B Minor Mass?
*Bach finished this piece one year before his death.
- How many years after its composition was the B Minor Mass performed in its entirety?
- 10 years
- 20 years
- 50 years
- 100 years
- What is Bach’s nationality?
- Which of the following pieces is NOT a work composed by Bach?
- Brandenburg Concertos
- The Well-Tempered Clavier
- St Mathews Passion
- The Swan Lake Ballet
- Which of the following is one of Bach’s favorite activities?
- Creating and solving puzzles
*Bach was deeply interested in mathematics, puzzles and numerology. He created his own monogram by layering the letter J to create this shape:
- Approximately, how many works by Bach have survived and been cataloged?
- What was the first instrument Bach learned, and who was his first teacher?
- Violin, His Father Johann Ambrosius Bach
- Viola, His Mom
- Piano, Mozart
- Violin, Beethoven
* Bach’s father Johann Ambrosius Bach was a 7th generation musician, and carried on the tradition by teaching him how to play the violin.
- Other than his composition and his violin playing, what was Bach praised for?
- His vocal talents and his fine voice
- His viola playing
- His swimming
- His Cooking
* In 1700, Bach was granted a scholarship at St. Michael’s School in Luneburg for his fine voice.