1685-1750
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March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Germany.

July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany.

Originally, Bach was buried in the cemetery at St. John’s Church in Leipzig; in 1900, his remains were moved to a crypt inside the church. The church was destroyed in World War II, so in 1949, he was re-interred in Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church.

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Biographies of Bach are available many places on the Internet. What some gloss over is the fact that many familiar hymn tunes were adapted by him, or by others from his music:

  1. Ach Gott und Herr
  2. Allein zu Dir
  3. Christ Lag in Todesbanden
  4. Commemoration
  5. Das Neugeborne Kindlein
  6. Das Walt’ Gott Vater
  7. Du Friedensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ
  8. Ermuntre Dich
  9. Freu Dich Sehr
  10. Gottlob, Es Geht Nunmehr zu Ende
  11. Green Fields
  12. Heart Ever Faithful
  13. Herr Jesu Christ
  14. Ich Armer Mensch
  15. Ich Halte Treuliche Still
  16. Innsbruck
  17. Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
  18. Jesu, Meine Zuversicht
  19. Jesulein Süss
  20. Liebster Immanuel
  21. Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
  22. O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen
  23. Potsdam
  24. So Giebst Du
  25. Spires
  26. Steadfast
  27. Vater Unser
  28. Von Himmel Hoch, Buckhurst Hill
  29. Was Frag’ Ich nach der Welt
  30. Was Mein Gott Will
  31. Zum Frieden