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Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st l685 the son of Johann Ambrosius court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and director of the musicians of the town of Eisenach in Thuringia For many years members of the Bach family throughout Thuringia had held positions such as organists town instrumentalists or Cantors and the family name enjoyed a wide reputation for musical talent The family at Eisenach lived in a reasonably spacious home just above the town center with rooms for apprentice musicians and a large grain store The pleasant and informative Bach Haus Museum in Eisenach does not claim to be the original family home Here young Johann Sebastian was taught by his father to play the violin and the harpsichord He was also initiated into the art of organ playing by his famous uncle Johann Christoph Bach who was then organist at the Georgenkirche in Eisenach Johann Sebastian was a very willing pupil and soon became extraordinarily proficient with these instruments When he was eight years old he went to the old Latin Grammar School where Martin Luther had once been a pupil he was taught reading and writing Latin grammar and a great deal of scripture both in Latin and German The boys of the school formed the choir of the St Georgenkirche which gave Johann Sebastian an opportunity to sing in the regular services as well as in the nearby villages He was described as having an uncommonly fine treble voice The Lutheran spirit would have been strong in Eisenach for it was in the Wartburg Castle standing high above the town that Martin Luther in hiding from his persecutors translated the New Testament into German Roads were still unpaved in the smaller towns sewage and refuse disposal poorly organized and the existence of germs not yet scientifically discovered Mortality rates were high as a result At an early age Johann Sebastian lost
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