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The composer I have chosen is Johann Sebastian Bach The particular work that I have enjoyed the most is called Cantata No80 A Mighty Fortress is Our God on the first disc of the Norton Recordings I enjoyed this the most because of the vocal melodies and harmonies of the singers It is an easy song for me to relax to I found myself listening to that song at night when I couldnt sleep and it did help very much Bach was one of the greatest composers of all time He definitely did not suffer from much of a writers block because he wrote more than 1000 compositions All of these works came from the Baroque Era Some of his works include the Art of Fugue Brandenburg Concerti the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord the motets the Easter and Christmas oratorios Toccata in F Major French Suite No 5 Fugue in G Major Fugue in G Minor The Great St Matthew Passion and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele The Baroque Era was a time of great change and imagination During this time the middle class started to obtain some wealth as imaginations could run wide Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach Germany on March 21 1685 and came from a family full of musicians His father Johann Ambrosius Bach was a talented violinist and taught his son the basic skills for string playing Another family relation who worked at the church instructed Bach with the organ In 1695 his parents died and he was only 10 years old He went to go stay with his older brother Johann Christoph who was a professional organist and add to Bachs musical education by learning the organ and harpsichord After several years Johann Sebastian Bach won a scholarship to study in Luneberg Northern Germany and left his brothers home At the young age of 18 Bach was a master of several instruments and also would start a trend
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