This site offers 1. A playlist of over70 links to YouTube recordings
2. Four slide shows containing over 140 graphics.
3. Recommended Bach sites
4. A dozen transcriptions as free downloads.
Page 1 Leipzig 1. Home Page
Page 2 Four slide-shows containing over 120 graphics 2. Slide ShowsPage 3 Links to other Bach websites. 3. Recommended sites
Page 4 Articles on various Bach topics. 4. Bach Articles
Page 5 The Chaconne. 5. The Chaconne
Page 6 Free downloads 6. Transcriptions
Page 7 Contact 10. Contact
Page 8 Playlist
Leipzig in Pictures
Leipzig as it was in Bach's time. The St Thomas School building in the centre has been demolished.
The Bach statue outside the Thomaskirche.
The Hausmann portrait from 1746.
The chancel of the Thomaskirche. Bach's grave is in the centre aisle.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Aria: 'Tief gebuckt und voller Reue' from Cantata 199, John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra. Click: 1. Aria Cantata 199
And from Part One of the Christmas Oratorio, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir perform from Jauchzet froh locket. Click: 2. Part 1 Christmas Oratorio
The chancel showing the baptismal font.
The west gallery where almost all cantata performances take place.
In 1992 Georg-Christoph Biller became the 16th Cantor to succeed J.S.Bach. In the following link he directs the Thomanenchor in an extract from the St Matthew Passion: 3. Have Lightnings and Thunders their fury forgotten?
In 2000 a new organ was built in the north gallery by Gerald Woehl of Marburg. A short film demonstrating this instrument can be viewed from the following link: 7. 2000 organ
The organist of the Thomaskirche is Ullrich Böhme.To view a performance by Böhme of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the new Woehl instrument, click Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Ullrich Böhme)
Johann Sebastian Bach's grave.
The Thomaskirche from the west; and a line drawing of Bach from about the time of his appointment as Cantor in 1723.