Bach's Passion - A new novel by RuthAnn Ridley|
"Fourteen-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach worked late into the night. The notes in front of him sang. Little did he know that he was preparing to make history. This is the untold story of the man whom many consider the greatest composer who ever lived, the story of Bach's love for his family, his battles with fools and his passion for God.
Bach's Passion transports you into the world of 18th century Europe. It places you at the scene of the creation of musical masterpieces. It inspires you with the assurance that perseverance will be rewarded "
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BACH.Bogen, Curved Bows for String Instruments, Rundbögen für Streichinstrumente|
The BACH.Bogen enables the string player to play on one, two, three and four strings simultaneously and to change flexibly between these combinations. Its high arch allows polyphonous playing and a lever mechanism effects the tension and release of the bow's hairs.
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Primary Logic - Bach by Two|
"We've long known that music has some deeply moving properties. We are just beginning to learn how deeply moving music really is. We are beginning to learn that in the very young, music can reach into the web of thought itself and enhance higher brain function.
We have selected 21 Beautiful logical little gems from Anna Magdalena's Notebooks I & II, written and compiled by the master himself in part for his own children's early exploration of the harmonic system he helped popularize, and recorded them twice. Once in an up-tempo fashion for active play and again as lullabies for quiet time. The benefits of such an arrangement we believe are obvious."
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Cello Essays by Paul Scott|
"Site supports Paul's CD 'ESSAYS'. Samples of pieces, including Cello Suite #1, Anna Magdelana manuscript, ethnomusicological point of view. Other pieces deconstruct the Suite, and are improvisations based on interacting world high art traditions. Notes on the pieces purchase info and short Bio included."
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Goldberg Variations Maniacs|
A site dedicated to Bach's Goldberg Variations. Includes a huge listing of Goldberg Variations recordings and links to other sources of information on Bach and the Goldberg Variations.
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Scott Slapin - The Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin transcribed for Viola|
'The Stewart Society for the Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the release of J. S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin (BWV 1001-1006) and the Unaccompanied Partita for Flute (BWV 1013) performed on the viola by Scott Slapin.
This two-disc set is the first complete recording of these works on the viola and undoubtedly a milestone in the history of the viola as a solo instrument.'
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Bach - The Fencing Master|
The famous Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has written the long expected book about the Bach Cello Suites. Now, it is published. Its title is "Bach, The Fencing Master or reading aloud from the first three cello suites". The books brings new life into the discussion about how to perform these suites. Whoever reads it gets really enthusiastic about it. Mr. Bylsma's knowledge, sense of humor and entirely new view on the suites are compelling.
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Michael J. Miles and the Magic Banjo - American Bach|
'Michael J. Miles was voted by Banjo Newsletter Readers as one of the "top ten clawhammer banjo players in America." ... His new recording American BACH, featuring Miles transcriptions for banjo of JS Bach's cello suites and his own composition, Suite for the Americas, was released in September, 1997.'
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Bach Plucked - Bach on the Lute & Guitar|
'This site is devoted to the playing of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries including S L Weiss played on the lute and guitar.'
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ORPHEON - Museum of Historical Musical Instruments|
'This museum offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience visually and acoustically some very fine instruments from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods. The displays will subserve primarily didactic purposes, at once embedding the instruments in the context of social history and the fine arts, as well as emphasizing the role these instruments can assume in the legitimate interpretation of music respecting its inherent aesthetic principles.'
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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 Theme Fugue Contest - a Tribute to J.S. Bach|
Do you like to write music? Here is the big challenge for you!
Your job is it to write a fugue on this theme:
The idea is to let as many people as possible write a fugue on this theme in any way they like! In this way we want to establish a tribute to J.S. Bach and his marvellous "Die Kunst der Fuge".
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BWV Bach MIDI
Probably the largest collection of Bach MIDI files on the web, this site is organized using the Bach BWV catalog.
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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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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 Baroque Music Home Page
'What is baroque music? - Why baroque music is so rewarding - the "authentic" versus "modern" performance controversy - recommended recordings - notes on rare instruments - and some interesting links...'
University of California, Davis: Music 10 - J.S. Bach
Some biographical information.
Bach: A small contribution to his web presence
On this web-site, some less known illustrations of stations in the life and work of Sebastian Bach are provided.
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The Open University of Israel: J.S. Bach Music Courses
Music courses offered at The Open University of Israel.
Julius Herford Collection: J.S. Bach
A listing of Bach related items in the Julius Herford Collection.
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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Bach's Method of Transcription by Philip Hii
'Among the huge corpus of works by J.S. Bach is a sizeable number of transcriptions. A rather neglected part of the Bach repertory, these transcriptions have only recently gained more respectability and interest among scholars and performers. Their impact on the area of performance practice and the study of Bach's compositional process is evident in a number of notable studies.'
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Guitar Gallery of Houston
Sheet Music, Instructional Videos, CD's, & Hand-Made Acoustic Guitars
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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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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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Classical Guitar and Lute
'Your source of links to Great Music and Information for Guitar and Lute'
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British Composer : Albert Alan Owen
'Information about the composer A.A.Owen and a link to his educational notes on learning/writing harmony in the style of Bach'
MUSIC OF INTELLECT the Goldberg Variations
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Zur theologischen Dimension in Bachs Kunst der Fuge
( in German )
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'This website is intended for Bach scholars, tempo scholars, Bach tempo scholars, music theorists, music historians, performers, and anyone who may be interested in learning about two original theories of tempo developed by Cory Hall. "BachTempo" proves beyond a reasonable doubt the precise speeds of J.S. Bach's tempos and corroborates something musicians have pondered for a long time but have been unable to substantiate--the existence of "mathematically perfect" or "theoretically perfect" tempos.'
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'Sydney's Bachfest is a celebration of the life and music of JS Bach - his life dramatised and his music performed by students and staff of NIDA and the Conservatorium of Music'
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Bach to the Drawing Board
Complete resource for Bach. Contains some pictures, MIDI's, biography, and other features.
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