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Toccata: Quiz


Question 1: The most famous examples are the ending movement of ________'s Symphony No. 5, and the Finale of Louis Vierne's Symphony No. 1.
Maurice RavelCamille Saint-SaënsCésar FranckCharles-Marie Widor

Question 2: Toccatas occasionally make appearances in works for full orchestra; a notable example is the final movement of the Eighth Symphony of ________.
Adrian BoultJohn BarbirolliVernon HandleyRalph Vaughan Williams

Question 3: The final movement of ________' Violin Concerto is also entitled "Toccare," a possible reference to the origins of the word toccata.
Thomas JeffersonBenjamin FranklinJohn AdamsMartin Van Buren

Question 4: His toccatas for organ are brilliant improvisatory compositions, and are often followed by an independent ________ movement.
Johann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachBaroque musicFugue

Question 5: ________ wrote several toccatas for solo piano.
Opus ClavicembalisticumKevin BowyerCharles-Valentin AlkanKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Question 6: ________ used the motif or concept of a toccata by Baldassare Galuppi to evoke thoughts of human transience in his poem "A Toccata of Galuppi's" (although Galuppi did not actually write any piece with the name 'Toccata').
Men and Women (poetry collection)Alfred, Lord TennysonElizabeth Barrett BrowningRobert Browning

Question 7: Other Baroque composers of toccatas, in the period before Bach, include Johann Pachelbel, Michelangelo Rossi, Johann Jakob Froberger, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, ________ and Dieterich Buxtehude.
Domenico ScarlattiWolfgang Amadeus MozartBaroque musicAlessandro Scarlatti

Question 8: More recently, ________ wrote Toccata in 7, so called because of its unusual time signature.
Christmas carolChristmas NightDavid WillcocksJohn Rutter

Question 9: Performance on a virtual organ of Toccata in F Major, BuxWV 157 by ________
Dieterich BuxtehudeMichael PraetoriusJohann CrügerJohann Walter

Question 10: Several publications of the 1590s include toccatas, by composers such as Girolamo Diruta, Adriano Banchieri, Claudio Merulo, Andrea and ________, Luzzasco Luzzaschi and others.
Adrian WillaertVenetian polychoral styleGiovanni GabrieliHans Leo Hassler


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