Bach: The Master of the Musical Sermon

Jim MacLean
Johann Sebastian Bach was an innovator, a grand master of musical compositional technique, and of particular interest to this community, a wonderful contributor to the devotional music of the Christian faith. The discussion will involve general biographical features, a brief comment about classical music in general, to be followed by Bach’s spiritual background and a brief review of his most famous contributions to religious music with some examples; most notably the Saint Matthew Passion and the B Minor Mass.