Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Today I will be talking about Johann Sebastian Bach and sharing the joys of his music. Bach was born in 1685 in Eisenach, in what appears to have been the Holy Roman Empire at the time, he also seems to have died in the Holy Roman Empire in 1750, Leipzig. At the time of his birth, many of his family members were musicians, including all of his uncles, this lead to any local musician being jokingly called a ‘Bach’ since the Bach family was so prominent at the time. Since his family was full of…

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    The Well-Tempered Clavier

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    Johann Sebastian Bach, as we know, is regarded as one of the greatest composers in Western music. He had a lot of influence on other composers in his contemporaries even through succeeding time spot. Today, his compositions are the most frequently performed ones among the keyboard repertoire. So in my paper, I’d like to figure out how much contribution J.S Bach made to the keyboard music and how many composers were influenced by him. I will put emphasis on his The Well- Tempered Clavier which is…

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    The Baroque Era

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    The first part of the piece is a toccata, which means “to touch” in Italian. It is designed to reveal the virtuosity of the performer’s touch. The use of numerous fast arpeggios and runs up and down the keyboard generally makes it sound like Bach made it up on the spot. The toccata is a semi-improvisatory style, and the use of ornaments and tempo changes gives the composer freedom for personal expression…

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    Bach Instruments

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    am first going to give the reader some background information about Bach and the piece mentioned above. I will also be analysing three different aspects of the piece: bowing, articulation and ornamentation. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1685 and died in 1750, Leipzig, Germany. He was a composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Era (classic fm, 2017). It was thought that Bach composed the solo cello suites between 1717 – 1723, when he was…

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    The Baroque Period has become known as one of the richest and most diverse periods in music history and lasted from about 1600 to 1750 AD. This period followed the Renaissance period and, at the beginning of the Baroque Period, it was marked by the development of what some musicians call the “second practice,” as differentiated from the “first practice” of the Renaissance (Hast, Dorothea E., et al. 271). European culture began to increase the importance of human feeling in the arts. According to…

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    Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the most important and famous composers in the baroque period. Bach is now regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time and is celebrated as the creator of the Bradenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier as said by authors Walter Emery and Robert Marshall. Bach was part of a very talented family full of musicians, who were proud of their achievements. Bach was the youngest of all the siblings. Ambrosius who was bach’s dad was employed by the town…

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    Music Appreciation

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    music, music has been a constant part of the human experience. Music appreciation is important. It helps a student appreciate the music elements from different historic eras and how they have contributed to the growth of music. For instance, Johann Sebastian Bach has contributed greatly to four part harmony or chorale writing. Taking this study also helps us to understand the process of making music. Learning how different elements work together to make music also helps students to have an…

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    The St Matthew Passion is a sacred song that was written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. It has interspersed chorales and arias as it sets to music chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (Leahy, 2011). It is a great masterpiece of classic gospel music of all time. Three different excerpts of the music are analyzed in this paper with a special focus on the form, texture, harmony, relationship between text and music, and the dramatic significance. The main purpose for writing the song was…

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    Early Life George Handel was born in the same year and country as Johann Sebastian Bach. His father, Georg Händel 63 when he was born, was a famous barber-surgeon who served for the court of Saxe-Weissenfels (A state of the Holy Roman Empire) and Margraviate of Brandenburg (Another state of the Holy Roman Empire). Georg Händel was initially intended Handel for the study of Civic law, yet Händel discovered he has outstanding musical talent and enthusiastic on studying music. Therefore, his father…

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (WOLF-gang, ah-muh-DAY-us, MOE-tsart) was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. His father, Leopold, was a bookbinder. He was also a violin teacher and became famous when he published a method of study for the violin. Wolfgang's older sister Maria Anna was called Nannerl by the family. Her father began teaching her to play the clavier when she was seven years old and Wolfgang also showed an interest very early. Both…

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