Sebastian Bach, The Boy From Thuringia

Sebastian Bach, The Boy From Thuringia

by Opal Wheeler, Sybil Deucher, Mary Greenwalt
     
 

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This is the first complete life of Bach ever written for children. Every important incident is mentioned and every detail of the story is true. It is filled with vivid descriptions of Bach's childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the light of the moon, and how he walked two hundred miles to a choir school at Lüneburg. Then his adult life:… See more details below

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This is the first complete life of Bach ever written for children. Every important incident is mentioned and every detail of the story is true. It is filled with vivid descriptions of Bach's childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the light of the moon, and how he walked two hundred miles to a choir school at Lüneburg. Then his adult life: how he helped his wife Magdalena put the twenty children to bed every night; how he spread brown bread with honey for them to eat every afternoon; and how he taught them all to sing and play different musical instruments. The music reproduced here represents all of the different kinds of music that Bach ever wrote. A child can never really know music unless he knows Bach, for his contribution is the foundation and structural basis of all music. But it is more the human side of this book that will make it live, for in it the great master breathes. All who read it will know him...not only as a musical genius, but also as an eager child, an affectionate father, and a lovable human being.

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
The authors have written a number of books chronicling the lives of famous musicians and composers. The books also include pages of music which the young student is encouraged to play. The writers bring their subjects to life with interesting scenes from childhood and a style that avoids the dryness of so many biographies written for young readers. Although Bach's parents died when he was ten years of age and he endured difficulties in gaining his musical education, the book offers a clear, simple, and decidedly upbeat story of Bach's life and his musical genius. As an adult, Back moved often with his large family as opportunities were offered to him, and his life appears to have been quite busy and active. He played different instruments and wrote many different kinds of music, examples of which are contained in this book. A study guide is available separately, as is a CD containing MP3 audio files, coloring pages, and printable sheet music.

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ISBN-13:
9780974650517
Publisher:
Zeezok Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/29/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
962,050
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 14 Years

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