Celebrating Composers – Day 3: Johann Sebastian Bach

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My favourite Baroque composer is with out a doubt Bach. Growing up in an extremely musical family Bach was exposed to music at a very young age. Known for his exceptional skills on the Organ, harpsichord, viola and violin, it wasn’t till the 19th century till he was recognised as an amazing composer. My particular favourite work of his is Toccata and Fugue in D minor because of the dissonance and resolve in the introduction and the rich texture of different melodic line used in the work. I also love the way Bach treated music as being sacred, at the beginning of his manuscripts Bach would write I.N.J (In Nomine Jesu-“In the name of Jesus”) or J.J. (Jesu Juva-“Jesus Help Me”). He would then inscribe SDG (Soli Deo Gloria-“To God alone, be the glory) on the last page.

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