Johann Lorenz Bach
Johann Lorenz Bach was trained musically by his father Johann Valentin Bach and from 1713–1717 in Weimar by Johann Sebastian Bach . From 1718 until his death in 1773 he was cantor , organist and schoolmaster in the Freiherrlich Lichtenstein residence Lahm, in Franconia between Coburg and Bamberg .
The organ that he played for over fifty years still stands in the castle church : a largely original instrument by the organ builder Heinrich Gottlieb Herbst from Halberstadt , built 1728–1732 with 29 sounding stops on two manuals and a lavishly occupied pedal. A tombstone in the church commemorates Johann Lorenz Bach.
Apart from a prelude and fugue in D major, the works of Johann Lorenz Bach have been lost. A copy of the prelude is available in the Lahm / Itzgrund parish archive. The fugue in D major is available in edited volumes (e.g. Ritter 'Geschichte des Orgelspiels' Volume 2). There it can be found under Johann Bernhard Bach.
Here is the previously inaccessible Prelude in D major by "Lahmer" Bach:
Johann Sebastian's family tree of the Bach family has the following entry on Joh.Lorenz:
"No. 38. Joh. Lorenz Bach, Joh. Valent. Bach's Sub No. 21 eldest son, is organist at Lahme in Franconia. "
Bach married Catharina Froembes in 1719. The couple had five daughters.
- Works by and about Johann Lorenz Bach in the catalog of the German National Library
- Sheet music and audio files by Johann Lorenz Bach in the International Music Score Library Project
- Autumn organ Lahm / Itzgrund
|SURNAME||Bach, Johann Lorenz|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German composer from the Bach family|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 20, 1695|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Schweinfurt|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 14, 1773|
|Place of death||Lahm (Itzgrund)|