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Johann(es) [Hans] Bach [4] (Composer)

Born: November 26, 1604 - Wechmar, Thuringia, Germany
Died: buried May 13, 1673 - Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

Johann(es) [Hans] Bach [4] ) was son of Johann(es) [Hans] Bach [2]. He had a seven-year apprenticeship and journeyman period with the Stadtpfeifer Christoph Hoffmann in Suhl, after which he became a .town musician in Erfurt. From 1636 he was organist of the Predigerkirche there.

Two motets by him are extant: Unser Leben ist ein Schatten (six parts with a three-part echo choir; SBA) and Sei nun wieder zufrieden (eight voices; SBA), as well as an aria Weint nicht urn meinen Tod for four voices and continuo (EDM, 1st series, i, 1935, p.3; SBA).

 

Source: The New Grove Bach Family (Author: Christoph Wolff, MacMillan London, 1983)
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Aryeh Oron (January 2008)

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S. Orth: Neues über der Stammvater der "Erfurter" Bache, Johann Bach, Mf, ix (1956), 447
S. Orth: Johann Bach, der Stammvater der Erfurter Bache, BJb, cix (1973), 79.

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