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The Old Bach Archive

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Schroeder Hall

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Sonoma Bach
The Old Bach Archive

Circa 1600
The Whole Noyse
Barefoot All-Stars
Phebe Craig, organ
Directed by Robert Worth

Fri-Sat, Nov 18–19, 2022 - Tickets: $15–$28

Friday November 18, 8 p.m.
Saturday November 19, 3 p.m.

Bachgrounder 35 minutes before each performance

Have you ever wondered how Bach came by his remarkable musical talents? He gave credit to his musical heritage: his family had been making music for nigh on 100 years before J.S. came upon the scene. In this concert we delve into the Altbachisches Archiv, a rich collection of music by Bach’s forebears, including his father’s cousins Johann Michael Bach and Johann Christoph Bach. We’ll also take a look at two important influences from outside the family: Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), a friend of Bach’s parents and teacher of his brother; and Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707), who the young Bach admired so much that he undertook a 500-mile journey—on foot—to meet and hear and work with the older composer.

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