Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.
|Toccata in G minor, BWV 915||Toccata||Harpsichord|
|Bist du bei mir, BWV 508||Transcription||Voice(s) and Instruments|
|Chaccone from Partita no. 2, BWV 1004 (piano arr.)||Transcription||Piano|
|Instruments||Cello · Chamber group · Choir and Orchestra · Flute · Guitar · Harpsichord · Lute · Open Instrumentation · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano and orchestra · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · String Orchestra · Viola da gamba · Violin · Voice(s) and Instruments · Voice(s) and Orchestra|
|Forms||Cantata · Caprice · Chorale · Chorale Prelude · Concerto · Dance · Fantasy · Fugue · Invention · Minuet · Oratorio · Partita · Piano piece · Piece · Prelude · Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue · Sacred Mass · Saraband · Sonata · Suite · Symphonic Pieces · Theme and Variations · Toccata · Transcription|