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  1. 1. Johann Sebastian Bach<br />One of the greatest composers of all time.<br />Picture from jsbach.org<br />
  2. 2. In his time, Bach was best know for playing the organ<br />Bach mastered the organ, as well as the harpsichord and the violin<br />Who was Johann Sebastian Bach?<br />Picture from communio.stblogs.org<br />
  3. 3. Bach is credited with 1128 compositions, the latest of these discovered in March of 2008<br />One of Bach’s works, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (heard here), is a traditional wedding song often used today<br />His compositional style, which included religious & numerological symbols, amazes today’s musicians<br />Who was Johann Sebastian Bach?<br />Audio by amclassical.com<br />
  4. 4. Johann Sebastian Bach was born March 21, 1685 in Germany<br />Was taught by his father to play the violin & harpsichord<br />Was taught by his uncle to play the organ<br />At the age of 8, he was recognized for his “uncommonly fine treble voice”<br />Early Years of Bach<br />
  5. 5. When Bach was 9 his mother died, & his father died just 9 months later<br />He was taken in by his eldest brother who became his harpsichord and organ teacher<br />At 15, Bach’s “excellent voice” landed him a spot in the choir of Michael’s School in Luneburg, Germany<br />As Bach was growing up, he learned a lot about building organs and how they worked<br />Early Years of Bach<br />
  6. 6. Bach’s Adult Life<br />In 1706, Bach married his cousin Maria <br />Barbara, with whom he fathered 7 children<br />The year following Maria Barbara Bach’s sudden death in 1720, Bach remarried to Anna Magdalena<br />Anna Magdalena Bach bore J. S. Bach 13 children<br />Of Bach’s 20 children, 10 of them died in infancy and 4 of them became well-known composers<br />Picture from Wikipedia<br />
  7. 7. Bach also wrote several poems<br />Bach’s Adult Life<br />An Easter Blessing<br />Bless this day the joy of life, <br />The revelation of the flesh,<br />The paradise of man and wife<br />Joined to share the gift of bliss. <br />Bless this day the pain of life,<br />The passion that redeems the flesh,<br />The love between a man and wife<br />Beyond all agony and bliss. <br />Bless this day the end of life,<br />The peace within the dying flesh,<br />The bond between a man and wife <br />That long outlasts their bit of bliss.<br />Bless this day the whole of life, <br />The grace of being more than flesh,<br />The voyage of a man and wife <br />Across the mystery of bliss.<br />Poem from poemsforfree.com<br />
  8. 8. Bach’s Adult Life<br />Bach was a devout Lutheran and composed several works for the church<br />Near the end of 1749, Bach’s eyesight was declining<br />He had surgery preformed by a traveling surgeon which led to complete blindness<br />Even after Bach became blind, he still composed by dictating to a pupil<br />
  9. 9. Bach is know for Christian and secular compositions <br />St. Matthew Passion <br />St. John Passion<br />Christmas Oratorio<br />The Well-Tempered Clavier<br />Brandenburg Concertos<br />Fantasia super: Komm, Heiliger Geist, HerreGott<br />And too many more to mention<br />Bach’s Work<br />
  10. 10. Seen here, in Bach’s own handwriting, is his ViolinSonata No. 1 in G minor <br />Picture from Wikipedia<br />
  11. 11. Johann Sebastian Bach died on July 28, 1750 due to a stroke<br />Bach was buried at St. Thomas’ Church in Leipzig, Germany<br />Bach’s death marks the end of the Baroque Age of music<br />Bach’s Death<br />Photo from sacred-destinations.com<br />
  12. 12. Bach was know for his “complete mastery of major and minor tonality” which developed in the Baroque Age<br />Bach also employed an exaggerated expressiveness which developed in his time<br />The Baroque was an age of master musicians, Bach fits into that category <br />Why Bach is Baroque<br />
  13. 13. Bach’s legacy will live on throughout all time.<br />Clip Art from Microsoft Office 2010<br />
  14. 14. Works Cited<br />Gordon, Nicholas. “An Easter Blessing.” Poems For Free. N.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2011. http://www.poemsforfree.com/blesst.html<br />“Johann Sebastian Bach.” A-M Classical. 8 Dec. 2010. Web. 3 Apr. 2011. http://www.amclassical.com/bach.shtml<br />“Johann Sebastian Bach.” Baroque Music. N.d. Web. 3 Apr. 2011. http://www.baroquemusic.org/bqxjsbach.html<br />“Johann Sebastian Bach.” Tile.net. N.d. Web. 7 Apr. 2011<br /> http://tile.net/tile/bach/<br />“Johann Sebastian Bach.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 3 Apr. 2011. Web. 3 Apr. 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach#Works<br />Koster, Jan. J.S. Bach Home Page. N. d. Web. 3 Apr. 2011. http://www.jsbach.org/biography.html<br />Matthews, Roy T., F. DeWitt Platt, & Thomas F. X. Noble. The Western Humanities: <br />Seventh Edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 1992. Print.<br />Sherrane, Robert. “The Baroque Age: Johann Sebastian Bach.” IPL2: Information You Can Trust. N.d. Web. 3 Apr. 2011. http://www.ipl.org/div/mushist/bar/bach.html<br />“Thomaskirche, Leipzig.” Sacred Destinations. N.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2011. <br />http://www.sacred-destinations.com/germany/leipzig-thomaskirche.htm<br />Zalonski, Paul. “Johann Sebastian Bach: 259th anniv of death.” Communio.<br />28 July 2009. Web. 3 Apr. 2011. http://communio.stblogs.org/2009/07/johann- sebastian-bach-259th-an.html<br />