Happy Birthday J.S. Bach

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Posted: 02/20/2017

Few men in history have a reputation like the “Father of Music,” but Johann Sebastian Bach’s life and work certainly earned him that title. The renowned musician and composer was born in Eisenach, Germany on March 21, 1685, the youngest of eight children. Over the course of his life, he made significant contributions to music, including advancement in the use of modulations, four-part harmonies, counterpoint, and structure in his compositions.

In the spirit of UNT’s rich musical tradition, UNT Libraries has several resources that can help you expand your knowledge about J.S. Bach:

  • Discover musical scores and recordings in the Library Catalog.
  • Read about Bach’s life, music style, and influence.
  • Watch a film or documentary from the Media Library.

Bach was married twice and had 10 children that survived into adulthood, many of which went into music themselves.