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Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German Baroque composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist. During his lifetime he created a tremendous body of sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments. J.S. Bach is well known not only for introducing new musical forms to the era, but also enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.

Bach's musical talents as a well-rounded musician were quite formidable. However, he was most well-known and highly-respected throughout Europe in his capacity as an organist. Ironically, it was not until well after his death that he was widely-recognized as a great composer. Today he is considered one of greatest composers of the Baroque period.

Revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty, Bach's works include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Partitas, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B minor, the St Matthew Passion, the St John Passion, the Magnificat, the Musical Offering, The Art of Fugue, the English and French Suites, the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, the Cello Suites, more than 200 surviving cantatas, and a similar number of organ works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, and the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes and Organ Mass.

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Composer Title Instrument Editor Instrumentation Price
Bach, Johann Sebastian Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Jacot, Charles Violoncello Ensemble $ 6.49
Bach, Johann Sebastian Andante from Sonate für Viola da Gamba und Cembalo BWV 1028 (for Cello Trio) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Violoncello Ensemble $ 6.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Aus tiefer Not (for Cello Quintet) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Violoncello Ensemble $ 5.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Aus tiefer Not (for Cello Sextet) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Violoncello Ensemble $ 7.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (for Cello Sextet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 13.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Canon alla Decima in Contrapunto alla Terza (for Cello Duo) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Chamber $ 2.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta (for Cello Duo) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Chamber $ 2.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Canon alla Ottava (for Cello Duo) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Chamber $ 2.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Canon per Augmentationem in Contrario Motu (for Cello Duo) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Chamber $ 2.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Chaconne (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Watkins, Stephen Violoncello Ensemble $ 9.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian English Suite No. 3 (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Watkins, Stephen Violoncello Ensemble $ 5.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Five Chorales (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Deckert, Hans Erik Violoncello Ensemble $ 8.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Orchestral Suite No. 2 Bass Ellison, Paul Orchestral $ 3.49
Bach, Johann Sebastian Partita Violin Ricci, Ruggiero Solo $ 2.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian St. Matthew's Passion (Excerpt) Violin Staryk, Steven Orchestral $ 2.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite No. 1 Violoncello Casals, Pablo Solo $ 4.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite No. 2 Violoncello Casals, Pablo Solo $ 4.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite No. 3 Violoncello Casals, Pablo Solo $ 4.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite No. 4 Violoncello Casals, Pablo Solo $ 4.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite No. 5 Violoncello Casals, Pablo Solo $ 4.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite No. 6 Violoncello Casals, Pablo Solo $ 4.99
Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Concerto in E-Major (Adagio) Bass Ellison, Paul Orchestral $ 1.99