Quiz: Bach’s Large Choral Works
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Bach’s large choral works, which he is best known for, come near to the level of dramatic expression of Handel’s…CorrectIncorrect
In Bach’s Passions, he set aside different voices to distinguish characters. Match the voice to the character Bach assigned.
- Words of the Gospel
Bach made each character distinct in his Passions. He used one group of instruments to separate Christ’s voice: “They seem to surround his words with a reverent atmosphere like the halo of light with which the old painters crowned their sacred figures.” What kind of instruments create this effect?CorrectIncorrect
Like Handel, when Bach uses the oratorio form, his works focus less on story and more on _____CorrectIncorrect
In Mass in B Minor, Bach draws upon many musical styles. Which composers are cited as influences?CorrectIncorrect
What three letters did Bach write at the end of each manuscript, dedicating his work to the glory of God?CorrectIncorrect