Johann Sebastian Bach

The story of the boy who sang in the streets

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Author: Thomas Tapper
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,388 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.7
LoC Categories: ML, CT
Downloads: 1,564
Added to site: 2010.12.04
mnybks.net#: 29811
Origin: gutenberg.org
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In the same town in which Sebastian was born there stands on the top of a hill a very famous castle built many hundreds of years ago.

This castle is called the Wartburg.

[Illustration: THE CASTLE AT WARTBURG.]

As a boy little Sebastian used to climb the hill with his friends, and they, no doubt, had a happy time playing about the castle grounds. In one of its great halls the minstrels of Germany held their Song Contests.

When Sebastian was old enough he used to travel afoot, just as the minstrels did; his purpose was to go to hear fine organ players. Once as he sat weary by the roadside someone threw a herring to him so that he might eat as he rested.

[Illustration: BACH EATING THE HERRING.]

Little Sebastian's father was named JOHANN AMBROSIUS BACH. He, too, was a musician, as his people had been for many years.

[Illustration: JOHANN AMBROSIUS BACH.]

One of these was a miller who played and sang while the corn was grinding. His name was Veit Bach, and his little boy was called Hans, the Player, because he, too, loved to play the violin.

[Illustration: VEIT BACH AND HIS SON HANS.]

When Sebastian was ten years old his father and mother died. So he went to live

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