You see 5 children, two boy, three girls. On the left is the oldes boy, next is the oldest girl. Next is a girl, than a boy again and finally a girl. They are on the floor and they are looking to the photographer. All children are smiling.
You see 5 children, two boy, three girls. On the left is the oldes boy, next is the oldest girl. Next is a girl, than a boy again and finally a girl. They are on the floor and they are looking to the photographer. All children are smiling.

Johann Sebastian Bach


The Johann Sebastian Bach website for children. But not just for children but for parents, grandparents, godparents, uncles, aunts and for teachers, for music teachers ... plus of course ... for kindergarten teachers, too.

... plus for all those, who are no children anymore and have lost their way – researching for information about the composer – here is a shortcut to "Bach on Bach". It's the huge internet portal about all aspects of the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach.


Kids, you best make a left turn right here: To the navigation. There you will find everything about Johann Sebastian Bach. However, how to get "the most" from this website – that is to say, if you are interested in that tip – is if you keep reading on this page.


Composer Johann Sebastian Bach Is the Greatest Musician of All Time!

That is what he looked like. Johann Sebastian Bach. That he didn't look like my illustration on top of this page is clear. However: To start a website for children with a steel engraving like the one above – most of you would have probably closed the site in a second. Isn't that true?



To create a website, which is exciting for children at age – let's say – seven years and at the same time is perfect for young adults exactly in the weeks when they are ready to go to college: That is really no easy project. To create this website for parents, for grandparents, and for teachers at the same time too? Even harder to accomplish. However – after all – what is such an offer good?


For all children, who surfed until this place: Please decide in the navigation on your left for the chapter which matches your age. Now. Or go on reading here, how to make the most of this Johann Sebastian Bach website for children.


On this Bach website for children, one of three Bach fans is busy: I wish, that Johann Sebastian Bach will become even more known than he already is today. And that is to say on the whole planet. The subject of Johann Sebastian Bach actually isn't really easy. Not his life, not his music, not his family. And that is especially true: For children.


Why is Johann Sebastian Bach the greatest musician of all time? That is what other prominent persons can explain much better. I collected these tributes. About Johann Sebastian Bach. Is this collection of quotes and tributes exciting for – let's say – 10-year-old children, too? No. But maybe for older students. And for those, who are really interested. Plus for Bach enthusiasts. And for Bach starters. Is Bach boring? Only, if you start the project wrong from scratch.



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An Essay for Your School Instruction


In the beginning of our whole gigantic Johann Sebastian Bach project – that was in the year 2012 – my wife Renate and I thought, we would produce a great and cool website especially for those folks, who know Johann Sebastian Bach already, who love him, who already have read a biography about him and for those who are excited about his music. But more and more we realized, that on the whole internet there is almost no really exciting website that offers much information about the superstar and offers much fun at the same time. Plus a website that is cool every once in a while. And that finally has grown to the largest German website about Johann Sebastian Bach: Entertaining and cool. Its name is "Bach ueber Bach", which is "Bach on Bach". However, for kids, this website is not really cool enough. That is why – some half year later – this website "Johann Sebastian Bach for Children" came into being. This website, on which you are currently reading – actually is not the perfect one, if you are preparing a presentation. For that purpose is that here mentioned website – that is to say exactly the one, which addresses older students and grownups better – just perfect. The website that is all about Johann Sebastian Bach, but not only about him.

By the way, there is no place on the internet with more German and international information about Johann Sebastian Bach, than on this website However, that actually isn't the specialty. It's special because in particular students and children will find the perfect amount of background there, which matches the size of the homework project, which matches the length of the homework project. Because it's a difference, whether you are supposed to talk 10 minutes about the composer from Eisenach in Thuringia or a terribly long half an hour. Whether you talk about Johann Sebastian Bach in front of your class, or whether you collect something in writing: That is an aspect, too. Or even – if you are planning your own website about Johann Sebastian Bach – you get them for free as do-it-yourself websites – under your own name and publish your result. If one of you has such a plan, you are invited to contact me. If this website turns out to be great, you might become a Johann Sebastian Bach Dreamteam Member.

"Bach on Bach" always offers two possibilities of fun: That is first the pure information. With that information on all of our project websites, you can be sure, that we have researched for weeks. We read, we compared, we made telephone calls, and we asked many questions. So, that information is correct, as this information is confirmed by many Bach scientists and Bach biographers who know much, much more about Johann Sebastian Bach, than my wife and I do (... even combined). However, after that, we added something, which makes the whole thing around Johann Sebastian Bach even more entertaining. Plus exciting. And sometimes funny, too. Why don't you start a presentation with a tribute of Ludwig van Beethoven or Max Reger about Johann Sebastian Bach? Because some of those tributes are really funny. Or exciting, too. Why don't you interrupt a presentation with real cool Bach stamps, if this presentation is computer based? Or, while you read a short biography to your classmates, introduce Bach's music with your MP3 player plus external speaker, which you can purchase for less than $ 10 at Best Buy? Or elsewhere.


An easy essay is, what everybody can accomplish. However, our Johann Sebastian Bach website is exciting and entertaining, too. And your whole presentation can become that kind, too ... with all the possibilities on "Bach on Bach" as well you get best to your goal when you do it like a pro. First think about, how long your work or essay is supposed to be. 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or even half an hour? Next, you click to After that you see – in the navigation – how much information, prepared by me, matches your job best. In the shortest miniature biography is where you read just the most important stuff, in that biography of one-hour length you will find already many more details, which are not that important. On the "Facts, facts, facts" page – for instance – you get really quick information and answers "to the point". If you create something cool even with PowerPoint, soon there is a gigantic number of photos, paintings, documents, and illustrations, which you can embed at no cost. You may use almost all of them for your homework. However, please better ask me – if you want to publish something (... if you want to upload it to your website) – because: Better safe than sorry.


And now ... just have fun.



Age between 6 and 10? Here Along, Please ...

On this website – on which you are currently reading – you will find both: First an instant information. About Johann Sebastian Bach. Written for children between 6 years and 10 years old. Plus on this website, there are already examples, how some of Johann Sebastian Bach's music works sound. Further on there are many hints, where you really find everything about the great composer on more of my websites. Down to the littlest detail.


Plus on top, there are dozens of my proposals, where you might get many exciting details regarding Johann Sebastian Bach – however not on my Bach websites, but on the websites of other Bach connoisseurs. By the way: Who I am is what you can find out with a click here. So ... my proposals, how you can learn even more about Johann Sebastian and where you can hear more of his music works, that is what I have arranged for you.

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Of course, there are great books about Johann Sebastian Bach. However: There are relatively few for children. For grownups, there are almost infinite many around. A book about the life of another human is what you call a biography. Such a biography about Johann Sebastian Bach explicitly for children is written by the author of this website. For children ... plus for one or another grownup.


This here (... the text and the pics) – between the two landscape lines above and below – now actually is a real advertisement. An ad for the biography, which Peter Bach, Jr. in our common "Bach Mission" about Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for children. Sure: It has been created so that many children can read it ... however, you as a grownup have to purchase it before. That is why this text in blue color is placed this early on this website. So make sure, you don't mistake, that this website is about Johann Sebastian Bach ... however we – that is to say the author and the publishing house of this exciting biography about Johann Sebastian Bach – wish, too that really many children read it. Always, when the information – that is to say the text – is not about Johann Sebastian Bach, but about all that, what the author and the publishing house present, from books, via calendars and more Bach gifts, than the font color is blue, like here in this paragraph. And you will find the term of advertisement, ad, promotion or some words like this above the blue line. Plus you will find a hint – a second blue landscape line – and the hint "end of advertisement", where the whole add ends. Or something like this. For the older ones among you, this text was really not age-based of course.

That is it ... the biography for children about Johann Sebastian Bach. You get to the shop with a click on the button. After that, you decide on the "Bach Biography for Children Corner". To the Shop.



Are You Age 11 to 14? Here Is No Book that Is Perfect for You ... Sorry!

Three books about Bach and none of them is the perfect one for you.



Actually, you are too old for my Bach biography for children (... caution kids, because it's about my Bach biography, this sentence – inside the brackets – is considered advertisement, promotion, a kind of ad). However, you are not yet old enough for an exciting out of the box biography, which I suggest for the older kids of you (... that was promotion again). Finally, the third biography in the pic above (... an ad one more time) is sort of tough stuff for folks beyond their youth. That is the currently most detailed biography about Johann Sebastian Bach. However, it's absolutely not written for children. Even for grownups, this biography about Bach is really challenging. You may purchase this Bach biography in every bookstore, or you can order it on It's written by the most acknowledged specialist in the world in the matter of Johann Sebastian Bach, namely Professor Dr. Dr. Christoph Wolff.  This painting of Johann Sebastian Bach, by the way, is the only one that shows how Johann Sebastian Bach really looked like back then. Because there are many pictures of Bach, however all of them look like the painters believed he might have looked. They dreamt his looking up. The painting on the book is painted by Elias Gottlob Haussman. He was living in Leipzig at the same time as Bach did.



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Are you age 11 to 14 actually still children? Actually ... you are, aren't you?! Yes, you probably "met" one or another classical composer in school or on the internet already. For you between 11 and 14 I find it important, that information coming with such a traditional theme, like about one of the greatest classical composers on the planet, should be presented just a little cooler. Not everything has to come along deadly serious


So, what do I suggest? Don't get information from a book, I stated that already. Best would be if you visit the section tailor made for you on this website. Click here and hop to this page – on this website – for you. Alternatively, there is a whole different website, once written just for Bach enthusiasts and lovers of classical music. After some months I installed a section Bach FAQ, which today might even be perfect for you. Plus you have the option to decide which length of a Bach short biography is the perfect one for you.


Age 15 to 17? There Is an Absolutely Cool Bach Book

You are correct: Because I mention the book here ... it's an advertisement. Just my hint. Find this book with a click on the button and learn more about it (... my hint again: Here is the end of this advertisement).


Actually, you didn't want to click on the website for children. Am I right? However, you might want to check, why "Johann Sebastian Bach for Children" is that high in the Google ranking. On the other hand, this website might be really useful ... even for you in your age. As this website might provide you with the best sources in the matter of Bach anywhere in the Universe.


This website about Johann Sebastian Bach actually offers really little for your age range. Except for the really huge advantage, that you have found it. Because from here, it's really fun to go on. That is the way to "Bach on Bach", that is my actual website in the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach. This website is really not for children. However – you will realize it – I am not that deadly serious person and I always kept in mind those visitors, which might consider serious things might be fun, too. And important things and facts could be sometimes giggly as well. That way it would be perfect for children, too. So, on this website "Bach on Bach" you find practically everything related to the theme of Johann Sebastian Bach ... or there is a hint for you, where you will find, what you are looking for and it's not mentioned on this website.

How many children today start their hobby of collecting stamps? Aside from these many, many leisure time offers. To collect Johann Sebastian Bach on stamps is something additional particular. In opposite to collect stamps from just one country, you are excited by stamps with one theme. These themes are, for example, animals or history of space travel or sport on stamps. Plus, within the theme of music stamps or composers stamps, you can even decide on one subsection. For instance, you are excited by stamps that show Johann Sebastian Bach. In about 100 years there were issued around 150 of them.



The idea with this website is – there is no question about – to offer, exactly in the right moment, a guidepost, when you google "Johann Sebastian Bach" plus the search term "children". To create an additional special website for older children would have been much, much work for me. However, to "handcraft" a manual, which is exciting for children in each age range – that was really easier. So I built one that addresses three different age ranges. Of course – some children at age 6 years might be much too young for the whole subject – others are at age 17 no children anymore at all.


I would love to offer something exciting and much, much information with all my Bach websites related to the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach – currently more than 20 in two languages – and that is not only for grownups and Bach enthusiasts. About that court composer, and that is to say not only for those mentioned but for many children as well. I try to present a way for those kids, how to have most fun meeting the Royal Polish and Electoral Court Composer.


The most important websites about Johann Sebastian Bach in my project are by the way "Bach on Bach", the international sister website "Bach ueber Bach" in German, "Bach in Wechmar" plus the website, on which you are currently reading.

Johann August Reinhold Bach with a smaller ( ! ) number of his children. These seven young "gentlemen" in the picture above, that was the Bach Band in Rochester in the state of New York in the USA. Johann August Reinhold Bach drowned with the Empress of Ireland after a ship accident in Canada, when he was on his way to Thuringia in Germany. That happened in 1914.



Are there children at all, which are already interested in family research – they call it genealogy, too? I don't believe such a thing. The author of this website – I – has found his way to Johann Sebastian Bach with this hobby. In most cases, your excitement for the past of your own family doesn't start earlier than age 50. The historic photo above is – by the way – an exceptional discovery coming with my research in America: The Bach Band of Johann August Reinhold Bach in Rochester, New York. They are all related to Johann Sebastian Bach.



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Age 18 to Age 103? It's Actually Never Too Late to Meet Johann Sebastian Bach


No, no, no ... this website for children isn't created for you as a grownup. Even if you like information on the Disney Channel style. Maybe now you are disappointed. Just in case you have no children of your own, then here are just my recommendations left: For the three books, which you discovered in the picture earlier (... I know, promotion again ... it starts here). However, I would like to address you here as parents, as grandparents, as godparents. And maybe there are kids in your circle of friends or relatives. And if you absolutely don't know what to shop and then to hand for Christmas or birthday as a gift, then here is one more option. However, meanwhile, you know me, for that reason my hint. This whole paragraph was – in case of doubt – "product placement" one more time, that is to say (...advertisement, promotion ... just an ad ... ends here).

Are You On the Search for the Perfect Johann Sebastian Bach Website All Over the Internet For Your Children?


Maybe you are here because you are searching for the perfect website, to excite your children for Johann Sebastian Bach ... and you realize that you self like the themes, which – at "Bach on Bach" – are not only supposed to excite older children and young, cool folks. Just explore the music of the master differently. Here, in the following example, we have decided on one example for you: It's the "Concert No. 3" of the Brandenburg Concerts plus we added photos of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is a mostly conserved German medieval town in Northern Bavaria. If you like what you see plus what you hear, then you can get creative on your own: There are 33 music works by Bach on my most important website. They are the 33 most known and the most favored pieces of Bach. In addition, there are 33 photo collections. Now you can mix each music piece with each photo collection. That is a total of almost 1,100 combinations.

Maybe you fall in love with both Germany and Rothenburg ob der Tauber and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. If so, there is a special page for that on my "Bach on Bach" website. Click here and you are absolutely on the perfect page.



There is a secret for all grownups, which come along here accidentally: This sampler of 33 music works of Johann Sebastian Bach is just created for those, who are "very hastily surfing users on the internet". However, it's perfect too for children. Because with this "music fast food" each kid can quickly "check", whether it might possibly like JSB just a little. More serious humans, Bach enthusiasts, and all music experts: I apologize for that collection. Please forgive me. Please.

This is what I call service: You don't have to click on this particular video in a different corner of this very website. It's here again, just in case you didn't realize in the navigation. However, no kidding: Don't tell real musicians, nor classical music fans about this "very special collection of Bach music".


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On this website you as a grown-up learn more about the motivation, to write exactly such a biography about Johann Sebastian Bach for children, like the one that came into being recent. And why I have the conviction, that it counts, that every small amount of interest – for what ever – should not be spoilt with dry, boring over fraught information. The opposite is true: we want to cultivate a first careful excitement.


Of course, you get a "Look inside" the biography, and you get several audio book examples and here you might explore several illustrations in the children book. That way, you know what and who is responsible for all that. However – so sorry – the audio book as well is in German so far only. However, here is a deal: If you mention my offer here and try to accomplish the audio book in German, you get a 50 % off "coupon". There is no such thing as a coupon code for this particular offer, so please send me a mail and refer to this page: "Peter, you promised ...!"

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