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Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friderick Handel were two of the most important composers of the Baroque Period Compare and contrast their lives and sacred musical works studied in class Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friderick Handel are two of the most important composers of the Baroque period Born only one month apart both in Germany Handel lived nine more years than Bach Coming from the same period the two composers have many qualities that are alike and some unlike These qualities include the time frames of their childhood adult hood and later years as well as a comparison between two sacred musical pieces Bach and Handel though both born in Germany only one month apart they came from different family lifestyles George Handel did not come from a musical family his father wanted him to study law By age 9 his talent was too obvious and began to study with a local organist and composer Whereas Johann Bach came from a long line of musicians Four of his own sons became composers Bach also started as an organist and composer but as a church organist At the age of 18 Handel went to Hamburg and became a violinist and a harpsichordist in the orchestra In the meantime Bach was a court conductor for the Prince of Cothen it was his first position that was not involved in the church or organ music Bach later became a director of must at St Thomas church where he stayed for the next 27 years At the age of 21 Handel was successfully producing operas He later went to Italy where he associated with famous musicians and princes Handel became knows as Englands most important composer Bach was not considered the greatest composer of his day but he was recognized as the greatest organist and harpsichordist Handel wrote suites organ concertos concerti grossi but mostly oratorios and Italian operas Bach wrote all forms of Baroque music
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