History of Classical Music

Johann Sebastian Bach

Baroque Period
J. S. Bach and family Johann Sebastian Bach is considered by many to be the best composer of the Baroque period. Married twice, he had twenty children, ten of whom survived to adulthood. During his life, he was a court musician, church organist, and cantor. His enormously prolific output includes numerous preludes and fugues for keyboard, concertos, church cantatas and other sacred music. One example of his music is the Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Sample Works:

MIDI Example Toccata & Fugue in D minor
MIDI Example Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, from Cantata No. 147
MIDI Example Brandenburg Concerto, No. 3

Music by Bach


Toccata & Fugue in D minor, MIDI sequence by Michele Tornatore
    from Classical MIDI Connection
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, MIDI sequence by Jerry Urban
    from Classical MIDI Connection
Brandenburg Concerto, No. 3, source unknown

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