The Little Bach Book

• Leipzig was a thriving city with a population of 30,000.

• What did the residents eat, drink, and wear?

• How did they bathe and cook back then?

• What fuels heated and illuminated their homes?

• How many weekly church services were there?

• And how many taverns?

This richly-illustrated description of daily life in Germany in the 1730s was written by a master storyteller and acclaimed Bach performer. It's a unique book about daily life in Bach's time. Learn more...

A comprehensive Bach site,
cantatas, discographies, more


Educational programs of the
Bach Choir of Bethlehem, PA

Rhyming, singable
English translations

German and English websites by Peter Bach, a descendant of J.S. Bach's family

for kids & teachers. (no English site yet)

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The website has been on the internet since 1995