Dr Yo Tomita, School of Music, Queen's University|
This site features a wealth of information and resources related to Bach including a comprehensive Bach Bibliography, Source Studies of the Well-Tempered Clavier Book II and high quality MIDI files. This site also features the 'Bach' Musicological Font, a high quality font face with additional music symbols that blend seamlessly with the text. There is also information about Yo's publications including J. S. Bach's `Das Wohltemperierte Clavier II': A Critical Commentary, 3 vols. and many online essays.
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The J.S. Bach Home Page|
'The complete Johann Sebastian Bach. An extensive biography, tour of Bach's life in Germany, catalog of his works, bibliography, recommended recordings, and other Bach resources on the web. This award-winning site is maintained by Jan Hanford in North Amercia and Jan Koster in Europe.'
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'Dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach and other great composers and performers'
Includes: On J.S. Bach's Fantasy & Fugue, BWV 906, J.S. Bach's Ornament Table, A Tribute to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Glenn Gould and the Electronic Future
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The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach
Canons & Fugues contains a theory of canonic and fugal processes linked to examples of analyzed canons and fugues by J. S. Bach. Canons include those of the Goldberg Variations and Addendum, Musical Offering, Art of Fugue, Orgelbüchlein, Vom Himmel hoch, Clavier-Übung III, Honorific works and concludes with an essay "Why Did Bach Write Canons?" Fugues include the Art of Fugue, portions of the Well Tempered Clavier, and conclude with directions on how to Analyze a Fugue. The site also contains extensive biography and history including Bach's Education & Career, the Bach Family, the Baroque Ideal, Bach's Contemporaries, and an essay on the importance of Bach's work in contemporary art and criticism "Not Bach, but Meer."
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Bach: the Baroque, and Beyond
'Bach: the Baroque and Beyond" is a graduate seminar in music theory and analysis that Northern Arizona University is delivering via the World-Wide Web this fall. The course explores themes which emerge in the 18th century, reach heights of tonal complexity in the music of J. S. Bach, and have continued to inspire and inform composers into the 19th and 20th centuries. The purpose of the seminar is to illustrate how musical structure and style in the western classical tradition draw from a continuum of techniques composers have sought consciously to exploit. Many of these techniques originated in the baroque with pedagogies transmtting them to musicians of the last two centuries having consistently used Bach as model.'
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Alexandre H. Hohmann's Bach Page
'These pages are dedicated to the music and life of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), perhaps the greatest genius in Western music. ... These pages contain pictures of Bach and of some of the many places in which he worked and lived, the texts (with English translation) of a few of his vocal works, documents and letters and, soon, a chronology of his life and a list of references.'
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Teri Noel Towe's Johann Sebastian Bach Pages
Portraits, Places Familiar to Sebastian Bach, Pipe Organs Played by Sebastian Bach, Rebuilding the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Sebastian Bach's Handwriting, Some Early Printed Editions, Recommended Recordings
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )
'This site endeavors to answer oft-asked and oft-heard questions about Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and his work, explain basic facts and concepts about his music, its forms, techniques, context, etc., shed light on common misunderstandings, and provide pointers to further information on and off the web. This FAQ is directed largely at those unfamiliar or only somewhat familiar with Bach and his work, whether otherwise knowledgeable about so-called "classical music" or not; it is not intended to be a comprehensive, encyclopaedic, or scholarly resource (although we provide pointers to more complete Bach resources).'
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Simon Crouch's Home Page
This is Simon Crouch's home page, mostly devoted to J. S. Bach. Links from here to my cantata pages and to my Bach Books page.
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'The purpose of this site is to provide a point-of-entry into a wide array of informational files - over 2200 in all - about classical music, as well as over 2000 links to other interesting web sites.'
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Bach-Archiv Leipzig ( in German )
Bach Chorales Home Page
MIDI files for all the Bach Chorales. Some Glenn Gould stuff too.
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Classical Music Pages - Bach
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Emanuele Visentini's Musae
Bach the One and Only ( The Genius of Eisenach )
Harvard University Press - Bach and the Patterns of Invention
'In this major new interpretation of the music of J. S. Bach, we gain a striking picture of the composer as a unique critic of his age. By reading Bach's music "against the grain" of contemporaries such as Vivaldi and Telemann, Laurence Dreyfus explains how Bach's approach to musical invention in a variety of genres posed a fundamental challenge to Baroque aesthetics.'
Cambridge University Press: J.S. Bach and the German Motet
'The motets of J. S. Bach are probably the most sophisticated works ever composed in the genre. Nevertheless, Daniel Melamed maintains, the view that they constitute a body of work quite separate from the German motet tradition is mistaken.'
Early Music FAQ
'This is the Frequently Asked Questions page for Early Music (Western music of the Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque eras). We attempt to cover all aspects in greater or lesser depth.'
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The Flying Inkpot: Classical Music Reviews
'The Flying Inkpot is a mobile, thought-propelled recepticle of rambling reviews and belaboured essays on music, theatre, film, poetry and other ink-worthy things. The Inkpot's flights into Classical Music has inspired reviews of CDs, concerts, books and other tasty fantasies. This fluttering pot of hypertext arrives from the dreamscapes of its writers once every two weeks, and frequent flyers are often offered the best (and worst) of the Inkpot's musical notes and splotches.'
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Ciampa's Anthology of Bach Quotations
A collection of quotations about J. S. Bach
Genius Ignored, Chapter 4: Bach
'Bach was a celebrated organist but his compositions were not considered anything special. Less than 1% of his work was published during his lifetime. His widow died in poverty.'
Musique & Musiciens ( Catalogue BWV )
Catalogue (in French) of all vocal and instrumental works by J.S. Bach with alphabetical indexes.
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The Oboe and the Oboe D'amore in Bach's Church Cantatas
THE OBOE AND THE OBOE D'AMORE IN BACH'S CHURCH CANTATAS: AN EXAMINATION OF BACH'S OBOISTS AS WELL AS RANGE AND NOTATIONAL PROBLEMS
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Tradition and Individual Style in the Motets of J.S. Bach
'The extant motets of Johann Sebastian Bach provide examples of Bach's distinctive composing techniques as he applied them to the traditional motet style of the Baroque period. The study is a comparison of Bach's motets to the traditional Lutheran motet style as it was known in the Baroque period and will highlight similarities as well as differences.'
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Amazon.com! Earth's Biggest Bookstore
Hundreds of Bach books and CD's.
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J.S. Bach's Influence on W.A. Mozart
A paper written by Patrick Findlay for Music 338 at the University of Texas.
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Malaspina Great Books - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Links to many sources of Bach books and recordings.
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The World of the Bach Cantatas
'An illuminating discussion of the musical, literary, aesthetic, and theological aspects of Bach's early cantatas.'
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Xinh's JS Bach Index / J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor
Writings on J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor including: Composition of the work, Organization of movements, Text of the Mass in B Minor, Balance in musical style, Symmetry in Credo, Closer look at individual movements .
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Nicholas Baumgartner's Bach Emporium
'A consolidation of many Bach-links available on the Internet. This is a project for a computer science class at Oberlin, for which I drew upon my love for J.S. Bach.'
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Zur theologischen Dimension in Bachs Kunst der Fuge
( in German )
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Famous People with Perfect Pitch
An interesting database featuring famous perfect pitch (absolute pitch) possessors. Of course, Bach is listed, ammong other well-known artists.