Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia

Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia

Publisher: Zeezok Pub/Book Peddler
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This classic work for children from the Wheeler & Deucher composers` series will be enjoyed by all family members. You'll be amazed how much history, biographical material, and music are included in each work. Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia is the first complete work on the life of Bach ever written for children. Every important incident is mentioned and every detail of the story is true. It is filled with vivid descriptions of Bach`s childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the light of the moon, and how he walked two hundred miles to a choir school at Luneburg. Then his adult life: how he helped his wife Magdalena put the twenty children to bed every night; how he spread brown bread with honey for them to eat every afternoon; and how he taught them all to sing and play different musical instruments.

The music reproduced here represents all of the different kinds of music that Bach ever wrote. A child can never really know music unless he knows Bach, for his contribution is the foundation and structural basis of all music. But it is more the human side of this book that will make it live, for in it the great master breathes. All who read it will know him not only as a musical genius, but also as an eager child, an affectionate father, and a lovable human being.

Grades K-6, soft-cover, 127 pages

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)   He was born in the city of Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach, state of Thuringia, country of Germany.  He was raised in a musical family and his lifetime fame was as a superior Organist and composer for the organ.  Married with four children, he earned his living income by serving some of the larger churches as organist and Musical Director.  (All in the same general area of Weimar, which is now Germany)  During his lifetime he composed music for a variety of instruments, as well as orchestral and chamber music.  The most popular work is entitled "The Brandenburg Concertas."

Book Title Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia
Publisher: Zeezok Pub/Book Peddler
This classic work for children from the Wheeler & Deucher composers` series will be enjoyed by all family members. You'll be amazed how much history, biographical material, and music are included in each work. Sebastian Bach, The Boy of Thuringia is the first complete work on the life of Bach ever written for children. Every important incident is mentioned and every detail of the story is true. It is filled with vivid descriptions of Bach`s childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the light of the moon, and how he walked two hundred miles to a choir school at Luneburg. Then his adult life: how he helped his wife Magdalena put the twenty children to bed every night; how he spread brown bread with honey for them to eat every afternoon; and how he taught them all to sing and play different musical instruments.

The music reproduced here represents all of the different kinds of music that Bach ever wrote. A child can never really know music unless he knows Bach, for his contribution is the foundation and structural basis of all music. But it is more the human side of this book that will make it live, for in it the great master breathes. All who read it will know him not only as a musical genius, but also as an eager child, an affectionate father, and a lovable human being.

Grades K-6, soft-cover, 127 pages

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)   He was born in the city of Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach, state of Thuringia, country of Germany.  He was raised in a musical family and his lifetime fame was as a superior Organist and composer for the organ.  Married with four children, he earned his living income by serving some of the larger churches as organist and Musical Director.  (All in the same general area of Weimar, which is now Germany)  During his lifetime he composed music for a variety of instruments, as well as orchestral and chamber music.  The most popular work is entitled "The Brandenburg Concertas."