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Mr Bach Comes to Call Listening Questions

Mr Bach Comes to Call Listening Questions

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A bunch of questions for little ones to answer while they're listening to Classical Kids' Mr Bach Comes to Call.
A bunch of questions for little ones to answer while they're listening to Classical Kids' Mr Bach Comes to Call.

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Published by: thebibik on Jun 18, 2009
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1. The spaceship Voyager was carrying ___________ pieces of music.2. 3 of those pieces were written by Johann Sebastian _________.3. The girl looked forward to practising her piano everyday.TRUE / FALSE4. Her name is _____________.5. Bach told her to relax her arms / shoulders / fingers. (circle 2)6. At first, Elizabeth wanted Bach to take the piano away.TRUE / FALSE7. She changed her mind after listening to him ___________ the piano.8. The boy from the choir was a composer / conductor / singer.9. The Duke’s orchestra was used to accompany the ______________ in the Sunday Cantatas.10. The Cantatas were written by the Duke himself.TRUE / FALSE11. The musician’s gallery was ________________ and __________________.12. “Maybe you know this one”: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is played by the piano / violin / flute.13. The boy wanted to eat ______________ and ______________________.14. The Duke put Bach in jail. TRUE / FALSE15. Bach had 1 _________________ and 2 _______________, aged 9, 7 and 3.16. He missed them so he wrote _________________ for them.17. What are some instruments that he wrote for? (Circle all that you hear)Trombone Flute Horn Oboe Clarinet Harpsichord Piano TimpaniGlockenspiel Trumpet Bassoon Xylophone Organ Guitar Strings18. The organ has ________________ keyboards
.19. Organ stops make the sounds of different instruments.TRUE / FALSE20. “It was like playing music on a __________________.”21. He was offered the job of Kappelmeister by ____________ Leopold.22. Her pet fish is also named “Prince”. TRUE / FALSE23. Bach thinks that a castle / garden / hall is a wonderful place for kids.24. When he wrote his 6 Brandenburg Concertos, Bach already had _____________ children.25. “Better to be ___________ and __________ you’re the best than to ___________ to the world.”26. Bach and Prince Leopold had a good / bad relationship.27. They often practised together through the night.TRUE / FALSE28. The boys in the choir in Arnstadt were mischievous / obedient.29. Buxtehude was a famous ________________.30. How late was Bach in getting back from Lubec? ________ months!
31. The Prince brought his own __________________ from the castle.32. Bach enjoyed the spa but didn’t enjoy the music. TRUE / FALSE33. His wife died when she was 30 / 35 / 40 years old.34. He enjoyed playing _______________ games with his children.35. His Prelude in C is based on chords - opening them up and spreading them out. TRUE / FALSE36. The only way to master a piece is to ________________ it!37. In those day, girls were meant to be cooks / servants / mothers.38. Bach’s father taught him to play the ______________.39. All 10 children used to sit in the kitchen and play music and sing together.TRUE / FALSE40. Anna Magdalena was a ________________.41. Bach didn’t like Prince Leopold’s new wife because she didn’t like ________________.42. In Leipzig, he wrote a new Cantata every week / month / day.43. It would have taken ___________ years to copy out all of the music that Bach had written.44. Altogether the musicians and singers needed ______________ sets of music.45. Bach enjoyed the concerts, but could not stand the wigs! TRUE / FALSE46. In total Bach had ________ kids, he says being around them keeps him _____________.47. Johann Cristoph taught him to play the ____________.48. Bach used to copy the music by candlelight / moonlight.49. The Bachs were all famous musicians. TRUE / FALSE50. The musical picnics were like Bachs on a _____________ making _____________.51. He turns the nursery rhyme into a Fugue / Cantata / Round.52. What tune do they dance to? ______________________________ 53. Bach wrote the Goldberg variations for Mr Goldberg’s boss who was a _____________.54. In German, B
was called ______.55. St. Matthew’s Passion was well-loved by the public. TRUE / FALSE56. Bach’s music was unpopular for _________ years after his death.57. He visits children to make sure his music is never again __________.58. “All you have to do is hit the right __________ at the right ____________.”59. It is just as important to understand / listen to / appreciate and love music as it is to play it.60. How old was Bach when he died? __________ years old.

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