Johann Sebastian Bach was a great musician who searched his heart to find his
own understanding of this art that had played a large, significant role in his whole family.
Throughout his life he sought out for music cantatas and other musical sequences to fit
his personality, goals, dreams, and furthermore, music that fit his efforts to this art.
While conducting his lifelong search, he was able to meet and play for many other great
musicians of his time. He also had opportunities to play with some of these other fine
musicians. Johann Sebastian Bach became a virtuosic instrumentalist as well as a
masterful composer. One great characteristic of this man was that he never had to be
pushed to excel in his gifts. He always wanted and longed for perfection. This powerful
mental factor was born with him and allowed Johann Sebastian Bach to be the one Bach
that will be remembered until the end of time. If this one man had not followed his
heart, then the musical world would have lost much more than his creations. The world
would have lost those emotional ties that Bach brings to each individual through this art
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on Saturday March 21st 1685 in the town of
Eisencach, Germany. He was then baptized in St. George's Cathedral, also known as St.
Georgen Kirche. This was the main church of Eisenach where many great people had
been and where many great things were done. The ceremony took place at the foot of the
Wartburg, a historical medieval hilltop castle overlooking Eisenach. Nagel, his
godfather, from whom Johann was to get his middle name, Sebastian, held him as he was
Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a family who had been very well known for
many generations for their musical talent, a family of over fifty-three musicians.
Sebastian's father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the court trumpeter for the Duke of