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  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Melissa Cabral Professor Craig Pilant HIS 113 (46210) Early Modern Europe Throughout the experimental times in music history‚ many composers sought out fame during their lifetimes. Though some had success‚ others such as Johann Sebastian Bach were not as fortunate. Once his time had reached an end‚ the many works composed became sacred to the new musicians born. Johann Sebastian Bach was one composer who had not been known for his lyrical

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    Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach‚ Germany as the youngest child of a church organist father‚ Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645-1695)‚ and a mother‚ Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt (1644-1694) and into a great musical family‚ stretching back seven generations. Bach’s family was devoutly Lutheran. Bach learned violin and music theory from his father and organ from Johann Christoph Bach (1671-1721). In 1692‚ when Bach was seven years old‚ he attended Lateinschule in Eisenach and studied religion‚ Latin

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    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German Baroque composer. He was born on March 21‚ 1685‚ in Eisenach‚ Germany. He was a member of one of the most superior musical families of all time. For over 200 years‚ the Bach family had some of the most excellent composers and performers. His father‚ Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645-1695) lived in Eisenach since 1671 as string player‚ town piper and court trumpeter. In 1668‚ Bach’s father married Elisabeth Lämmerhirt (1644-1694) from Erfurt‚ who also grew up in a

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    September 15‚ 2013 Orchestra Composer Essay Composer Essay: Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 31‚ 1685 in Eisenach‚ Saxe-Eisenach to the director of town musicians‚ Johann Ambrosius Bach‚ and his wife‚ Maria Elisabeth Lämmerhirt. He was the eighth child to be born in the family and was around music since he was a child. His uncles were all professional musicians and historians assume that his older brother taught him violin and basic musical theory when he was

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the town of Thuringia‚ Germany where he was raised and spent most of his life. Due to a shortage of expenses‚ he was confined to a very limited geographical space‚ as was his career. This greatly affected his‚ in that his music was not as widley known as other composers of the time. On traveling he never went farther north than Hamburg or farther south than Carlsbad. To look back on the life of Bach many have referred

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata

    specific to every Sunday service of the Lutheran church‚ by incorporating their own lines of poetry or ornamenting the melody in order to express and elaborate the message from the original hymn. A very well known adopter of the cantata was Johann Sebastian Bach; a Lutheran himself‚ his cantatas consisted of five to eight movements‚ some consisting of solo or duet arias and some consisting of fully ensemble choruses. 2. The collegium musicum was a collection of university students from the

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  • The Biograhphy of Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach Many people today look back to the writings and works of Johann Sebastian Bach‚ “Bach‚” to learn and admire the indelible marks and influence that he was to the world of music as a composer‚ organist‚ harpsichordist‚ violist‚ and violinist of the Baroque Period. Bach was born in 1685 in Eisenach‚ a town in Thuringia‚ Germany; he was raised and spent most of his life there. Because a scarcity of finances his career and himself were limited to where he could

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  • The Life of Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 1 “Wie Schön Leuchtet der Morgenstern” Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach held various musical positions all over what is now Germany. From the year 1723 until his death in 1750 he served as cantor and director of music in Liepzig. His job here was very structured and kept him busy; being the head of music at four churches ‚ he had to compose a cantata for every Sunday and adhere to the ways of the church. It was here‚ and under these circumstances that Cantata BWV 1‚ “Wie

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach Essay

    During his lifetime‚ Johann Sebastian Bach was famous as a virtuoso organist rather than as a composer. His works conveyed a sense of beauty and creativity that few can rival. Bach’s use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative‚ and the immense complexities of his compositional style -- which often included religious and numerological symbols that seem to fit perfectly together in a profound puzzle of special codes -- still amaze musicians today. Many consider him the greatest composer of all

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  • Gospel Of Matthew By Johann Sebastian Bach

    During Johann Sebastian Bach’s lifetime‚ he was better known as an organist rather than a composer. Very few of his works were actually published during his musical “reign”. In fact‚ Bach had few compositions that were even widely used‚ and or known by the public. However‚ Bach’s musical compositions were admired by those who followed in his footsteps‚ including Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Bach’s reputation received a incredible high in 1829 when a German composer by the name of Felix

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