religion</li></li></ul><li>In this picture is Johann Sebastian and his two brothers and his father.<br />
Leipzig: Cantor and Director of Music<br /><ul><li>“Bach moved to Leipzig on May 22, 1723 he spent the remaining 27 years of his life he was to live and work as cantor or director of choir and music in Leipzig”
Cantor’s duties is to organize the music in the four principal churches of Leipzig and to form choirs for these churches.
His opening choruses represent some of his finest and most compelling compositions.
He crafted the mood to reflect the biblical text.</li></li></ul><li>Leipzig: The Collegium Musicum<br /><ul><li>Bach was respected as a composer, musician, teacher, organist, and specialist in organ construction
He spent more time on activities to examine for musical appointments, to advise on organ building, to lend support.
He became famous as an organ construction expert
He was asked to advise on new organ specification</li></li></ul><li>Leipzig: Continued<br /><ul><li>he tested newly completed instruments with a detailed examination or report
Two types of concerts given: ordinaire and extraordinaire
It cost to get into extraordinaire concerts and for the occasional “special sports” the regular concerts were most likely free.</li></li></ul><li> Marriages<br /><ul><li>Bach was married twice!
His first wife was his second cousin Maria Barbara Bach.
His second wife Anna Magdalena Wilcke </li></ul>Anna <br />Maria Barbara<br />
Life with Maria Barbara Bach<br />Bach married Maria when he was 22 years old. He had many children with her, but only four survived. Maria died suddenly in May of 1720.<br />Life with Anna Magdalena Wilcke<br />He married Anna the following year after Maria’s death. She was the daughter of a musician. She took care of the four children and produced a further 13.<br />