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  1. Where was the famous composer Mozart from? Was he a German, an Austrian or a Danish person?


  2. Complete the second line of this Christmas carol: 'Ding Dong Merrily on High…'

    …in heaven the bells are ringing'

  3. A harp is about the poshest instrument in an orchestra – how many strings does it have? (Full sized concert pedal harp)

    47 strings

  4. How long, according to the song, is the Campdown Racetrack?

    5 miles

  5. How many strings are there on a mandolin?

    8 (arranged as 4 sets of double strings)

  6. What nationality were the composers Mozart and Schubert: Austrian, German or Danish?


  7. Johann Strauss wrote the opera “Die Fledermaus” – but what kind of animal is Fledermaus the German word for?


  8. According to the words of the song, what was given on the fourth day of Christmas

    Calling birds

  9. In music – does the word ALLEGRO mean fast or slow?


  10. In which language was the original version of the Christmas Carol Silent Night?


  11. Where were classical composers Bach, Brahms and Beethoven all from: Germany, Austria or Denmark?


  12. What is the name of the famous country house in near Lewes in Sussex which hosts an annual Opera Festival?


  13. Which Christmas Carol has the second line: "Let Nothing You Dismay"?

    God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

  14. Which Christmas Carol contains the line “Yonder peasant, who is he: where and what his dwelling?"

    Good King Wenceslas

  15. Which classical composer's most famous work is Messiah, written in 1741 and now often played at Christmas?


  16. What nationality was the piano composer Franz Lizst?


  17. Which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical includes the song I Don’t Know How To Love Him?

    Jesus Christ Superstar

  18. Who composed the Brandenberg concertos?

    Johan Sebastian Bach

  19. Which classical composer appears on the Austrian one euro coin?


  20. Which Christmas Carol is known in the original German as "O Tannenbaum"?

    O Christmas Tree

  21. What kind of musical work is Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus'?


  22. Who wrote the Opera 'Madame Butterfly'?


  23. In written music – does the word 'piano' mean soft or loud?


  24. What kind of musical instrument is a Greek bouzouki: strings, woodwind or brass?

    Strings (it’s a bit like a mandolin)

  25. Complete the second line of this Christmas carol: 'Once in royal Davids city, stood a lowly cattle shed…'

    Where a mother laid her baby, in a manger for his bed.'

  26. What kind of musical instrument is a bassoon: strings, woodwind or brass?


  27. What kind of musical instrument is a piccolo: strings, woodwind or brass?



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