I Call to You, Lord Jesus Christ is the first composition presented here from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750). This is such a quaint, but beautiful piece of music. I haven’t ever had a more difficult time looking up information about a piece of music than this one. Although it’s stated Ich ruf zu dir is amongst the most popular chorale preludes in Bach’s collection. These preludes were intended to be used in church services and an introduction to congregational singing. To give you a sense of Bach’s composition depth, Wikipedia published (as referenced below) an article of ‘Bach Works Catalogue‘ 1 to 1126! This piece is No. 639.
Bach was a German composer, and his compositions include secular and sacred music. In the 18th century he was valued primarily as an organist. Since the 19th-century Bach revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Felix Mendelssohn is often credited as an important figure in reviving music from the past. He conducted a famous performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion on 11 March 1829. The concert is cited as one of the most significant events in the early music revival, although the performance used contemporary instruments and the work was condensed.