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Bach  (b?, b?k), Johann Sebastian 1685-1750.
German composer and organist of the late baroque period. Among the greatest composers in history, he wrote more than 200 cantatas, the Saint Matthew Passion (1729), the Mass in B minor (1733-1738), orchestral works such as the six Brandenburg Concertos, and numerous works for organ, harpsichord, other solo instruments, and chamber ensembles. Four of his children became noted musicians: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784); Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), an important figure in the development of the symphony; Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795); and Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782).

bach also batch  (bch) Informal
A bachelor.
intr.v. bached also batched, bach·ing also batch·ing, bach·es also batch·es
To live alone and keep house as a bachelor.
bach it
To bach.

[Short for bachelor.]

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