Thursday, 21 March 2013

On the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach

“The aim and final reason of all music should be none else but the glory of God and refreshing the soul. Where this is not observed there will be no music, but only a devilish hubbub.” 
― Johann Sebastian Bach

Today is the birthday of Johan Sebastian Bach, arguably the greatest of all composers. He was born in  Eisenach on 21 March in 1685 as the eight child in his family. 

Have mercy, my God,

for the sake of my tears!

See here, before you

heart and eyes weep bitterly.

Have mercy, my God.

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