Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, and church musician who is now considered to be one of the greatest musical geniuses in history, though he wasn’t recognized for his greatness until about 100 years after he died. You’ve probably heard many of his pieces before. He wrote music for organ, choirs, orchestra, instrument ensembles, and much more! He had 20 children, 4 of which grew up to become famous composers as well!
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Trinity College Choir recording Bach Christmas Oratorio for Hyperion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soloists Katherine Watson, Iestyn Davies, James Gilchrist and Matthew Brook, conducted by Stephen Layton.
J.S.Bach-Toccata e Fuga BWV 565-Karl Richter
Disney’s Fantasia: Toccata and Fugue by J.S. Bach.
How is this different from the version above?
Little Fugue in G minor by J.S. Bach (A Fugue is very much like a canon – you will hear each instrument enter playing the same melody, just at different times.)
Pianist Tzvi Erez plays Prelude No. 1 in C Major by J.S. Bach
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prélude
Air on the G String (Suite No. 3, BWV 1068) J. S. Bach
The second movement, Aria, from Bach’s orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, performed on original instruments from the time of Bach by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.