4th Quarter Perfomance
The performance of... Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Friday, April 29th, 1pm
1717 40th Avenue South
The composer of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was born on March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. He came from a family of musicians. He played the violin and had a beautiful Soprano Singing voice. In later years, he played the organ. Bach went to St. Michael’s School in Luneburg, Germany. He had many musical jobs afterwards.
In 1706, Bach married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach. They had seven children, but some died in infancy. Bach was very devoted to his family. In 1720, Maria died while Bach was on a trip. He married Anna Magdalena Wulcken the following year. They had thirteen children, but more than half died as children. Bach shared his love o music with all his children.
In his later years, Bach made musical interpretations of the bible. In 1740, he struggled with his eyesight, but continued to play and write music. Johann Sebastian Bach died on July 28, 1750 in Leipzig, Germany. Bach still inspires many musicians and people today with his emotional pieces.
About Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
About Abagail Berg
A curved line which connects notes of different pitch.
A curved line connecting notes of the same pitch.
To hold the note for its full time value or slightly more.
9/8 time (compound time)
Musical rhythm or meter in which each beat in a bar is subdivided into three smaller units, so having the value of a dotted note.
A mark over a note or rest that is to be lengthened by an unspecified amount
Any sharp, flat, or natural sign, which appears in the music without being in the key signature