1685-1750

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 do not include 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 Halte Treuliche Still
  15. Innsbruck
  16. Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
  17. Jesu, Meine Zuversicht
  18. Jesulein Süss
  19. Liebster Immanuel
  20. Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
  21. O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen
  22. Potsdam
  23. So Giebst Du
  24. Spires
  25. Steadfast
  26. Vater Unser
  27. Von Himmel Hoch, Buckhurst Hill
  28. Was Frag’ Ich nach der Welt
  29. Was Mein Gott Will
  30. Zum Frieden