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• born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany
• was a BAROQUE ERA composer
• was a deeply religious man who expressed his worship of God
through his music
• his parents both died when he was 9 years old, and he went to live
with his older brother, Christoph
• at age 15 he became a member of the choir at St. Michael’s
church in Luneberg
• he studied organ, violin, clavichord, and composition
• was married and had 7 children with his first wife. When she
died, he remarried and had 13 more children – he had 20 children
• he wrote MANY pieces including Toccata and Fugue for organ,
Mass in B Minor, and The Passion According to St. Matthew
• some of his more familiar works include the Brandenburg
Concertos, Magnificat in D Major, Bist du bei Mir, Sheep May
Safely Graze, Little Fugue in G Minor and Jesu Joy of Man’s
• died in Leipzg, Germany on July 28, 1750
November Composer Due Dates
Friday November 21st – Day 2
Grade 3 – Kinney
Monday November 24th – Day 3
Grade 4 - Helke
Tuesday November 25th – Day 4
Grade 5 - Knotek
Grade 3 – Bauman
Monday December 1st – Day 5
Grade 5 – Villiard
Grade 5 - Forbes
Grade 3 – Burmeister
Grade 4 - Siewert