Wednesday, 2 December 2015

I giggled at this announcement in our Church bulletin

ORGAN MUSIC of JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH During the season of Advent this year, all of the organ preludes and postludes for the Sunday morning services will feature the music of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. He lived from 1685 to 1750, and during his lifetime composed great music for the church, especially for organ. Bach was a devout Christian, and wrote the phrase Soli Deo Gloria on the last page of every piece of music he composed, which translates to, “Only for the glory of God.”

Emphasis mine (jmp).   How surprising that Bach composed music in his lifetime! (or maybe I have a quirky sense of humour).

1 comment:

  1. Bach is #1. One would expect he could compose outside his lifetime. What gives?