Johann Sebastian Bach’s music told about Christ. He began each composure by writing “Jesus Save Me” in the upper left corner. “To God Be The Glory” was written on the bottom right corner of the last page of every completed piece.
Bach came from a family of musicians and was composing at a time where music could be heard nearly all the time! It is hard to think about music being available to people all the time without them having CD players or iPods, but live music would be played from rooftops, for the wealthy during dinner and sometimes even in parks for the public.
The story of Bach’s life, told from a more Christian perspective, was incredibly interesting and I am looking forward to reading more books in Thomas Nelson’s “Christian Encounters” series.
Johann Sebastian Bach by Rich Marschall is one of the Biographies in the Christian Encounters series published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The series highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience.
This book will be in-stores and available for e-readers April 12, 2011!
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