Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisenach into a musical family and in a town steeped in Reformation history, he received early musical training from his father and older brother, and elementary education in the classical school Luther had earlier attended.
Throughout his life he made extraordinary efforts to learn from other musicians. At 15 he walked to Lüneburg to work as a chorister and study at the convent school of St. Michael. From there he walked 30 miles to Hamburg to hear Johann Reinken, and 60 miles to Celle to become familiar with French composition and performance traditions. Once he obtained a month's leave from his job to hear Buxtehude, but stayed nearly four months. He arranged compositions from Vivaldi and other Itali… Go to person page >
Tune Title: LIEBSTER IMMANEULFirst Line: Brightest and best of the suns of the morningComposer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750Meter: 11 10 11 10Key: a minorDate: 2000Source: Melody adapted from "Himmels-Lust", Jena (1679); Harmony slightly adjusted fro a cantata by Bach
Tune Title: LIEBSTER IMMANUELFirst Line: Sons of the Holy One bright with his splendourComposer: J. S. Bach, 1685-1750Meter: 11 10 11 10Key: b minorDate: 1986Source: Melody adapted from Himmels-Lust, Jena 1679
Tune Title: LIEBSTER IMMANEULFirst Line: Brightest and best of the stars of the morningComposer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750Meter: 11 10.111 10 dactylicKey: b minorDate: 1999Source: Later form of melody from "Himmels-Lust', Jena, 1679