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  Qwika - Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 O.S. – 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together almost all of the strands of the baroque style and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Bach was best known during his lifetime as an organist, organ consultant, and composer of organ works both in the traditional German free genres such as preludes, fantasias, and toccatas, and stricter forms such as chorale preludes and fugues.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s contributions to music, or, to borrow a term popularised by his student Lorenz Christoph Mizler, "musical science" are frequently compared to the "original geniuses" of William Shakespeare in English literature and Isaac Newton in physics.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach: a detailed informative biography
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st l685, the son of Johann Ambrosius, court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and director of the musicians of the town of Eisenach in Thuringia.
Johann Sebastian and one of his brothers, Johann Jakob, were taken into the home of their eldest brother, Johann Christoph (born l671) who had recently married and settled down at Ohrdruf, a small town thirty miles south-east of Eisenach.
Johann Sebastian soon lost his soprano voice, but was able to make himself useful as a violinist in the orchestra, and as an accompanist at the harpsichord during choir rehearsals.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach, Jr., not a musician but a gifted draftsman and painter of landscapes whose artistry was greatly admired by his contemporaries, died in 1778 in Rome at the age of twenty-nine.
Johann Sebastian Bach's baptism in 1685 took place in the immediate vicinity, within a diameter of no more than an eighth of a mile, of the four institutions that formed the foundation of seventeenth-century musical culture in Germany: town, court, school, and church.
Sebastian could not have realized that everything he experienced amounted to a concrete preview of his later activities, but he must have understood and probably never questioned that this was, indeed, his world and always would be.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced [ˈjoːhan zəˈbastjan ˈbax]) (21 March 1685 O.S. 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Sebastian's father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist and trumpeter in Eisenach, a town of some 6,000 residents in Thuringia, and held a post involving the organisation of secular music and participation in church music.
Bach's harmony is marked by a tendency to employ brief tonicizations—subtle references to another key, particularly of the supertonic, that last for only a few beats at the longest—to add colour to his textures.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach: a detailed informative biography
Bach arrived at the small Court of Anhalt-Cöthen to hold the position of Capellmeister, the highest rank given to a musician during the baroque age.
Bach would now begin to devote more time to activities outside Leipzig; to examine for musical appointments, to advise on organ building, to lend support from time to time to such private establishments as at Cöthen and Weißenfels, where he was honorary Capellmeister from 1729-1736.
Bach then became a member of the Mitzler society, a learned society devoted to the promotion of musical science, whose members were expected on joining to display some token of their learning.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach was appointed organist and chamber musician to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar in 1708, and in the next nine years he became known as a leading organist and composed many of his finest works for the instrument.
Bach remained as Thomaskantor in Leipzig for the rest of his life, often in conflict with the authorities, but a happy family man and a proud and caring parent.
Bach's eyesight began to deteriorate during his last year and in March and April 1750 he was twice operated on by the itinerant English oculist John Taylor.
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 Biography for Johann Sebastian Bach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians.
Bach was punished for the violation of the restrictions on women's presence in the church and he was fired.
Bach prevailed as he composed and played his "Mass in B Minor" to the monarch of Saxony and was appointed the Royal Court Composer of Saxony.
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 Bach. MIDI/ZIP collections and life: kunstderfuge.com.
Johannes Sebastian Bach, pastel by Gottlieb Friedrich Bach (ca.
Bach’s preference for this practice ensured that wherever his keyboard fugues have been admired the prelude and fugue has served as one of the most important genres to incorporate fugal writing.
in the B minor Mass) Bach eventually abandoned the permutation fugue model in favour of that of the keyboard fugues.
www.kunstderfuge.com /bach.htm   (684 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Composition: Composers: B: Bach, Johann Sebastian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Bach, Johann Sebastian - Musical biography with early influences, summaries of instrumental talents, professional positions, and compositions, historical significance, and partial list of works from the Grove Concise Dictionary of Music entry at WQXR radio.
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) - brief biography, caricature, summaries of his choral and vocal, organ, other keyboard, chamber, orchestral, and concerto output, and Naxos discography.
Johann Sebastian Bach's Achievement - Article examining the role the composer's works had in helping to reunite a Europe torn by post-Reformation conflict even as it became the standard upon which almost all subsequent Western music was based.
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 Amazon.ca: The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717 : Music to Delight the Spirit: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Within each category, the discussion is prefaced by a list of the works to be considered, together with details of their original titles, catalogue numbers, and earliest sources.
As indicated by the subtitle Music to Delight the Spirit,, borrowed from Bach's own title-pages, Richard Jones draws attention to another important aspect of the book: not only is it a study of style and technique but a work of criticism, an analytical evaluation of Bach's music and an appreciation of its extraordinary qualities.
It also takes account of the remarkable advances in Bach scholarship that have been made over the last 50 years, including the many studies that have appeared relating to various aspects of Bach's early music, such as the varied influences to which he was subjected and the problematic issues of dating and authenticity that arise.
www.amazon.ca /Creative-Development-Johann-Sebastian-Bach/dp/0198164408   (484 words)

 MuseData.org Composer Page: Bach, Johann Sebastian
J. Bach composed music in all the prevailing genres of his time.
Their favored items may be chorales taken from Bach's very numerous cantatas, for this was a principal source of additional items for the expanded list of "four-part chorales".
He set some of the same chorales as many as five times, so a mere title-search will not always solve the problem.
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 Amazon.com: Bach: Preludes & Chorales: Music: Johann Sebastian Bach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Johann Sebastian Bach — NYTimes.com has news and updates on Johann Sebastian Bach.
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This very beautiful project features several chorales by Bach, many of which will be familiar to Bach-lovers from their place in various Cantatas, as set to consort of viols, and on several tracks, an etherial boys' choir.
www.amazon.com /Bach-Preludes-Chorales-Johann-Sebastian/dp/B00004XPSX   (1297 words)

 Workshop#12 - BACHorgan.com! Johann Sebastian Bach,pipe organ
Stinson examines the models used by Bach in conceiving the original pieces, his subsequent compilation of these works into a collection, and his compositional process as preserved by the autograph manuscript.
This is the first book-length study of the Orgelbuchlein, the masterful collection of organ chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach.
This 'Little Organ Book' is regarded by Bach scholars as one of the composer's most important achievements and by organ scholars as a milestone in the development of the chorale.
www.bachorgan.com /Workshop12.asp   (753 words)

 CD Sheet Music from npc Imaging: Bach
Bach and related articles from the 1911 edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Includes the easier teaching pieces, Anna Magdalena and WF Bach notebooks, Two-Part and Three-Part Inventions, The Well-Tempered Klavier, Goldberg Variations, English and French Suites, toccatas, partitas, and major concert works such as Italian Concerto and Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue.
Bach, Clavichord, Chorale, Fugue, Harpsichord, Counterpoint, Temperament and more from the 1911 edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as a searchable index of chorale titles
www.npcimaging.com /CD/Bach.htm   (388 words)

 JSBChorales.net: Bach Chorales Text Only Page
You can tell me how you are going to use the chorales files by email.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote hundreds of pieces of music, about half of them based on popular hymn tunes of the day, called chorales.
These packages are accompanied by a tab delimited text data file with the name of the midi file, its BWV #, and its number in current editions of the chorales.
www.jsbchorales.net /chortxt.html   (468 words)

 Web Sites with Bach Information
Johann Sebastian Bach: the well tempered tuning is unequal
This superb reference work on Johann Sebastian Bach is the first volume in a new series of Oxford Companion that will focus on major composers.
Their SONY Classical Celebrates Bach is a lovely site celebrating the 250th anniversary of Bach's death.
www.jsbach.org /web.html   (1008 words)

 Johann Sebastian Bach Books, Book Price Comparison at 130 bookstores
Bach’s masterpieces in the concerto form, reprinted from definitive Bach-Gesellschaft scores: No. 1 in F Major, No. 2 in F Major, No. 3 in G Maj...
A landmark biography of Bach on the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, written by...
Johann Sebastian Bach: His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, 1685-1750 (2 Volume Set)
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Sacred Cantatas; Secular Cantatas; Motets; Masses, Magnificats; Passions, Oratorios; Chorales, Arias, Sacred Songs
Das Orgel-büchlein (46 Short Preludes based on Chorales), BWV599-644
Concerto in G, BWV592a (transcribed for keyboard after the Concerto in G for Violin and Strings by Johann Ernst, Prince of Sachsen-Weimar)
www.classicalarchives.com /bach.html   (3844 words)

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