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  • I thought I would be put pictures of the things he played!
  • I thought a little bit about his life was important
  • I thought it was important to show what he studied he different schools
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  • These were the most important years of his life.
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    1. 1. Johann Sebastian Bach<br /> By: Brittney Metzmeier<br />
    2. 2. Johann Sebastian Bach<br />Born: Wednesday, March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany<br />Died: Tuesday, July 28, 1750 in Leipzip, Germany.<br />
    3. 3. Bach was:<br /><ul><li>A German composer
    4. 4. An organist
    5. 5. A Harpsichordist
    6. 6. Violist and violinist</li></li></ul><li>Life<br /><ul><li>Parents were Johann Ambrosius Bach and Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt
    7. 7. Was the youngest son
    8. 8. His mother died in 1694 and then his father eight months later.
    9. 9. At age 9, Bach and his brother were adopted by Christoph their older brother
    10. 10. At age 14 Bach and a school friend George Erdmann was awarded a choral scholarship to ST. Michael’s School
    11. 11. Had three brothers and one sister</li></li></ul><li>While in school he studied:<br /><ul><li>Orthodox Lutheranism
    12. 12. Logic
    13. 13. Rhetoric
    14. 14. Latin and Greek
    15. 15. Arithmetic
    16. 16. History
    17. 17. Geography
    18. 18. German poetry</li></ul>At Lyceum he learned: (he was at this school till 1700)<br /><ul><li>Reading
    19. 19. Writing
    20. 20. Arithmetic
    21. 21. Singing
    22. 22. History
    23. 23. Natural science
    24. 24. religion</li></li></ul><li>In this picture is Johann Sebastian and his two brothers and his father.<br />
    25. 25. 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”
    26. 26. Cantor’s duties is to organize the music in the four principal churches of Leipzig and to form choirs for these churches.
    27. 27. His opening choruses represent some of his finest and most compelling compositions.
    28. 28. 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
    29. 29. He spent more time on activities to examine for musical appointments, to advise on organ building, to lend support.
    30. 30. He became famous as an organ construction expert
    31. 31. 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
    32. 32. Two types of concerts given: ordinaire and extraordinaire
    33. 33. 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!
    34. 34. His first wife was his second cousin Maria Barbara Bach.
    35. 35. His second wife Anna Magdalena Wilcke </li></ul>Anna <br />Maria Barbara<br />
    36. 36. 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 />
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