1642–1703
portrait

December 3, 1642, Arnstadt, Germany.

March 31, 1703, Eisenach, Germany.

Alter Friedhof, Eisenach, Germany.

Christoph was first cousin of Jo­hann Am­bro­si­us Bach, father of Jo­hann Se­bas­ti­an Bach.

He was appointed organist at the Arn­stadt court chapel in 1663, and at the Ge­or­gen­kirche, Eis­en­ach, in 1665. In 1700, he became the Duke of Eis­en­ach’s court musician.

  1. Komm, O Komm, Du Geist

Bach’s burial place