Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) helped define the Baroque period and is possibly the greatest master of musical counterpoint who ever lived. Contemporaries left record of his virtuoso organ playing while a combination of desire and economic necessity led him to produce one of the largest bodies of music by any one person.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Johann Sebastian Bach, including biographies, discographies, analyses of his compositions, or bibliographies.
Listings of works by and about the composer.
Please submit only bibliographic pages to this category.
A cantata is an unstaged secular or sacred composition, with several movements, for single voice or voices (alternating aria, duet, recitative, full chorus, etc.), normally accompanied by instruments. It may be considered to be the vocal equivalent of sonata.
Sites should deal specifically with various aspects of the cantatas, including composition, interpretation, listening guides, and discographies.
Known for his music, Bach spent much of his life studying theology and the Bible, setting Lutheran doctrine and Biblical teaching to music.
Submissions should emphasize Bach''s theology and the doctrinal content of his compositions. Submissions devoted to his music and the analysis thereof are properly submitted to the category of Bach as composer.