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Johann Sebastian Bach also known as J. S. Bach View Sheet Music for this Artist
  • Born: 31 March 1685
  • Died: 28 July 1750
  • German
  • Occupations: Composer, Musician
  • Genres: Classical
  • Instruments: Violin
  • Genius of Baroque music
  • You may know him for: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor feat in Walt Disney's Fantasia; Goldberg Variations feat. in the film The English Patient; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring feat. in the film Minority Report and Meet the Parents
Johann Sebastian Bach

Born in Protestant North Germany, Bach devoted his entire life to the study, composition, performance and improvisation of music. He also had twenty children. As a consequence Bach was in constant musical employment, be that either for the church, or at the court of a prince. As a result he never left Germany his entire life, and hardly travelled his native country. His output as a composer is vast, and his reputation in the world of Western music is that of a genius.


It now seems inconceivable that for a period of about 100 years after his death, Johann Sebastian Bach's music rested on the sidelines. Similarly astounding is the fact that during his lifetime Bach was known primarily as a virtuoso instrumentalist, performing on the organ, clavichord and harpsichord. It was not until the German composer Mendelssohn started championing his work that Bach's stature rose to that of one of the foremost geniuses in music. The selection in his fact-file above is just a tiny snippet of films his work has been featured in. His music has featured in over 200 films: not bad for a composer who lived centuries before the invention of celluloid.


Some people may find Bach's music rather dry and boring. It is certainly true that his music is very precise and imbued with symmetry, so much so that it is at times called mathematical, but the skill demonstrated in his writing, especially in the execution of counterpoint, is extraordinary. It is also important to note that many pieces Johann Sebastian Bach wrote were not intended as show pieces, but as exercises, often for his children. The stuffy image associated with Bach is the work of conservatism, something that unfortunately happens to every so-called classical composer. For many young people it is inconceivable to like any musician who looks like anyone resembling the guy on the pictures on this page, but consider this: Bach was a virtuosic improviser, an art now dead in classical music, had a fiery temper, questioned unreasoning authority, was twice married and had fathered twenty children. These facts might give us a more accurate and human picture of this man.


Similar Artists: Charles Gounod, Antonio Vivaldi

Johann Sebastian Bach Sheet Music

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Song Title Arrangements
Air On A G String 81
Air On The G String (BWV 1068) 81
Alla Siciliano 1
Allegro From Violin Concerto In E Major, Bwv 1042 1
Allemande 1
Aria 4
Aria - Goldberg Variations 4
Aria (Theme) 1
Aria from Goldberg Variations 1
Aria (from The Goldberg Variations) 1
Arioso 5
Ave Maria 19
Badinerie 17
Badinerie (from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor BWV 1067) 17
Be Thou With Me 2
Bist Du Bei Mir (If You Are With Me) 1
Bist du bei mir (You Are With Me) 6
Bouree, BWV 996 1
Bouree from 'Lute Suite In E minor BWV 996' 1
Bourree 3
Bourree In E Minor 1
Bourrée No.1 1
Bourée from 'Lute Suite in E Minor BWV 996' 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G (1st movement: Allegro) 1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 1
Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light 4
Come, Let Us All The Day 1
Come, Neighbours All from The Peasant Cantata 1
Come, Saviour Of The Gentiles 1
Come, Sweetest Death 1
Concerto For Two Violins (2nd movement: Largo ma non troppo) 2
Concerto No. 5 in F Minor (2nd movement: Adagio) 1
Contrapunctus No.1 from The Art of Fugue 1
Courante from 'Lute Suite In E minor BWV 996' 1
Crucifixus (from ‘Mass In B Minor') 1
Double Violin Concerto 1
Draw Near to Me 1
Du Friedefurst Herr Jesu Christ 1
Echo from French Overture In B Minor BWV831 1
Fantasia in C minor 2
Fugue 1-5, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-850 - Original Versions 5
Gavotte 9
Gavotte 1 1
Gavotte, BWV 816 1
Gavotte I & II (from the 6th Cello Suite) 1
Gavotte I, BWV 808 1
Gavotte II, BWV 811 1
Gavotte en Rondeau, BWV 811 1
Gavotte (from Suite No. 6 in D Major for Unaccompanied Cello) 1
Gavotte (from the Suite for Orchestra in D) 1
Gavotte in G Major (from French Suite No. 5) 2
Gavottes I & II/Bourree from Flute Sonata No. 3 2
Gedenk An Uns Mit Deiner Liebe (Cantata 29 'Wir Danken Dir, Gott') 1
Genugsamkeit Ist Ein Schatz In Diesem Leben (Cantata 144 'Nimm, Was Dein Ist, Und Gehe Hin') 1
Gigue from 'Lute Suite In E minor BWV 996' 1
God's Time Is The Best 1
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 1
Humble Us By Thy Goodness 1
I Stand At The Threshold 1
I Would Beside My Lord (from St Matthew Passion) 1
In Tears Of Grief (from St Matthew Passion) 2
Invention In A Minor 1
Invention No.13 1
Invention No.8 in F 1
Italian Concerto (1st movement: Allegro animato) 1
Italian Concerto In F 1
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Cantata BWV 147) 10
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (from Cantata 147) 1
Keep, O My Spirit 2
Komm In Mein Herzenshaus (Cantata 80 Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott) 1
Komm, Mein Herze Steht Dir Offen (from Cantata 74 Wer Mich Liebet, Der Wird Mein Wort Halten) 1
Largo 2
Largo (Pno.Con.In F Min--Bach) 1
Lie Still, O Sacred Limbs (from St John Passion) 1
Little Prelude In C 1
Lute Suite in E minor BWV 996 1
March In D Major 1
March In D Major, BWV App. 122 1
March In E-Flat Major, BWV App. 124 1
March In G Major, BWV App. 124 1
March in D 1
Menuet In G Major, BWV App. 116 1
Minuet, BWV 817 1
Minuet I, BWV 813 1
Minuet In D Minor 1
Minuet In G 5
Minuet In G Minor 3
Minuet/Theme from 'The Marriage Of Figaro' 2
Minuet for Anna-Magdalena 1
Minuet from C Major Flute Sonata 1
Minuet from Notebook For Anna Magdalena 8
Minuet (from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor) 2
Musette BWV 126 7
Musette In D Major, BWV App. 126 1
My Heart Ever Faithful 1
My Heart Is Filled With Longing 1
O Jesulein Suss 1
O Sacred Head, Surrounded (from St Matthew Passion) 1
Oboe Concerto In D Minor (Adagio) 1
Passepied No. 1 (from Orchestral Suite in C) 1
Passepied No.1 3
Polonaise 1
Polonaise In G Major, BWV App. 130 1
Polonaise In G Minor 1
Polonaise In G Minor, BWV App. 124 1
Polonaise In G Minor, BWV App. 125 1
Prelude 9
Prelude And Fugue in C 1
Prelude, BWV 823 1
Prelude, BWV 939 1
Prelude (Cello Suite No. 1) 2
Prelude In C Major 4
Prelude In C Major, BMV 924 1
Prelude In C Major, BMV 943 1
Prelude In C Minor, BMV 934 1
Prelude In C Minor, BMV 999 1
Prelude In C Minor (BWV 999) 3
Prelude In D Major, BMV 925 1
Prelude In D Major, BMV 936 1
Prelude In D Minor, BMV 926 1
Prelude In D Minor, BMV 935 1
Prelude In E Flat Minor from The Well Tempered Clavier 1
Prelude In E Major, BMV 937 1
Prelude In E Minor, BMV 938 1
Prelude In F Major, BMV 927 1
Prelude In F Major, BMV 928 1
Prelude In G Minor, BMV 930 1
Prelude No. 1 In C Major, Well Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 846 5
Prelude No. I (Well-Tempered Clavier) 1
Prelude No.1 in C Major (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk.1) 9
Prelude No.2 From "12 Little Preludes" 2
Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C Minor (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk.1) 1
Prelude in D Minor (BWV 999) 1
Quia Respexit 2
Quodlibet from the 'Goldberg Variations' 2
Rinkart (Kommt Seelen) 1
Rondeau 7
Sarabande, BWV 810 1
Sarabande From Cello Suite in E Flat 1
Sarabande From French Suite No.1 1
Sarabande (from French Suite No. 1) 1
Sarabande from 'Lute Suite In E minor BWV 996' 1
Scherzo, BWV 827 1
Sheep May Safely Graze 10
Sheep May Safely Graze (from Cantata 208) 1
Sheep and Lambs May Safely Graze 1
Siciliano 3
Sighing, Weeping, Sorrow, Need 1
Sighing, Weeping, Sorrow, Need (from Cantata 21) 1
Sinfonia 1
Sinfonia (from Christmas Oratorio) 1
Sleepers, Awake (Wachet Auf) 7
Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Is Calling 2
Sleepers, Wake! (from Cantata 140) 1
Slumber Song 2
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 1, Book 1, BWV 846 2
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 1, Book 2, BWV 870 2
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 2, Book 1, BWV 847 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 2, Book 2, BWV 871 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 3, Book 1, BWV 848 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 3, Book 2, BWV 872 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 4, Book 1, BWV 849 2
The Well-Tempered Clavier Fugue 5, Book 1, BWV 850 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Prelude 1, Book 2, BWV 870 2
The Well-Tempered Clavier Prelude 2, Book 1, BWV 847 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Prelude 2, Book 2, BWV 871 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Prelude 3, Book 1, BWV 848 3
The Well-Tempered Clavier Prelude 4, Book 1, BWV 849 2
Three-Part Invention No. 9 in F Minor 1
Two-Part Invention In F Major 1
Two-Part Invention No. 10 in G Major 1
Two-Part Invention No. 4 in D Minor 1
Two-Part Invention No. 8 in F Major 1
Two-Part Invention No.1 in C Major 1
Two Part Invention No.4 1
Two-Part Invention in A Minor 1
Two-Part Invention in C Major 2
Two-part Invention No. 1 BWV 772 3
Two-part Invention No. 10 BWV 781 1
Two-part Invention No. 11 BWV 782 3
Two-part Invention No. 12 BWV 783 3
Two-part Invention No. 13 BWV 784 2
Two-part Invention No. 14 BWV 785 3
Two-part Invention No. 15 BWV 786 3
Two-part Invention No. 2 BWV 773 3
Two-part Invention No. 3 BWV 774 3
Two-part Invention No. 4 BWV 775 2
Two-part Invention No. 5 BWV 776 3
Two-part Invention No. 6 BWV 777 3
Two-part Invention No. 7 BWV 778 2
Two-part Invention No. 8 BWV 779 2
Two-part Invention No. 9 BWV 780 3
Variation 18: Canon (from The Goldberg Variations) 1
Variation 19 (from The Goldberg Variations) 1
Variations 1 and 2 - Goldberg Variations 2
Viola da Gamba Sonata In G Minor (2nd Movement) 1
Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme (from Cantata No.140) 1
Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder 1
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