Sebastian Bach Research Paper

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisensch (Turingia, Germany) on March 21, 1685 as an eight child to Johann Ambrosius Bach, and Maria Elizabeth Lammerhirt, and Eisensch is also the same place where Luther translated the New Testament into German 190 years before. Johann Ambrosius Bach, His father (1645¬¬-1695) was a church organist, his twin brother Johann Ambrosius was a string player, and a court trumpeter. Sebastian Bach was baptized in Saint George church three days after being born in 1685. Bach family was made of mostly musicians going back seven generations and his family was Lutheran (a religion based on the forgiveness of their sins). Ambrosius Bach, his father, gave Sebastian Bach violin lessons, and had him singing in …show more content…
In the 1700 Sebastian Bach was awarded a voice scholarship at St. Michael’s, once his voice changed he was added to the orchestra as a violinist graduating in 1702. Johann Sebastian Bach music career started as a violinist, organist, and concert master. Later on Bach became court composer in Cothen, where he wrote the Brandenburg Concertos and many of his organ works, as it was demanded of him. The six Brandenburg Concertos are recognized as his most popular work and yet were not heard for over a century after his death. Bach used these six concertos as a resume applying for an organ position in Margrave of Brandenburg with a manuscript of six concertos for chamber orchestra, works based on an Italian Concerto Grosso style in late 1720, but was rejected and finally published in 1850 in commemoration of the anniversary of Bach's death. The Concerto Grosso is an orchestral baroque music for a small group of instrumental soloists and full orchestra, it usually has 3 movements divided into fast-slow-fast. However, his first serious job was at Arnstat, where he was appointed organist, and where he got paid twice as much, at Neue Kirche …show more content…
This is where Bach wrote Cantata BWV 71, God is my King, perhaps to indicate his real boss, because of all the trials he was undergoing, or because he thought that sacred music could be more expressive yet complex. Johan Sebastian Bach later on; however, succeeds Johann Kuhnau as Kantor in St. Thomas’s Church in Leipzig, where he anchors for over 27 years; although, dissatisfied. It was here in Leipzig where he wrote the majority of his work. It was in Leipzig where he wrote over 200 cantatas, and150 of those cantatas over his first three years alone. Bach wrote the two and three part inventions, the well-tempered clavier; which, was a little book with keyboard pieces. The six partitas, and various orchestral concertos transcriptions of Vivaldi. He also wrote sonatas and concertos in several forms, such as, da Chiesa which often has four movements, appropriate for church, without any dance movement and mostly instrumental. The other style is called da camera, which is mostly chamber music, with dance movements and in binary form. However, Bach through his career wrote many genres of music including Concertos, concertinos, suites, inventions preludes,

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