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What is Bach and Sons?

Bach and Sons, features the historically informed performance of Bach’sgreatest organ music and that of his sons. In an interesting twist, the
story is told by the four women important in Bach’s life. Stunning
visuals taking you to Bach’s Germany are interspersed with live camera
projections of the performance.Bach and Sons has been performed in
many venues in the US and was also performed in Germany and Austria with narration in German.

All three of our organ and multimedia concerts are performed in a
rich multimedia format, with five cameras, computers and lighting,
which makes the concert even more captivating and engaging for the
audience. They become one with the story and they love it.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

Bach and Sons – the organ and multimedia concert experience

Bach and Sons Organ and Multimedia concert experience

Bach and Sons, of course features his music and that of his son’s, however, kind of an interesting twist, the story is told by the four women important in Bach’s life. It includes historically informed performance of Bach’s greatest organ music. Bach and Sons has been performed in many venues in the US. It has also been performed in Austria and Germany with narration in the German language.

This concert is performed in a rich multimedia format, with 5 cameras, computers and lighting, which makes it even more captivating and engaging for the audience. They become one with the story and they love it.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.   Contact them at david@promotionmusic.org #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

Whose Legacy Is It Anyway?

Let me share a legacy with you. Let’s see “when” you guess who left us this legacy.

Orphaned at 10, he and his younger brother walked 30 miles to live with their older brother for two years. He then needed to move on because his older brother and wife were expecting yet another baby. From the age of 12 he made his way on his own, singing in church choirs, playing music as a street musician.  Determined, persistent.

He did not have a formal education but learned composition by “reverse engineering” music scores. Needless to say, he was pretty intelligent, and independent.

It was expected in his country that once you were selected as organist for a church, you would stay there your entire life. He didn’t. He went on to several different positions and butted heads with much of the leadership of towns, churches, courts, and choirs. Patience was not one of his virtues.

He had one job interview that promised fame, comfort, money, and security. One catch: he would have had to marry the boss’s daughter. Okay, well…he walked 200 miles back home to work out plan B.

He was 18 years old when he landed his first choir job and had choir boys older than himself. He ended up in a street brawl with one of them,  a bassoonist, and allegedly drew his sword and cut the vest of his opponent to shreds.

One of the things he did throughout his career was focus on creating glorious music for the church and court. There is no indication that he was hoping for some kind of legacy that would live on forever. He was doing his job. Competitive? I would guess. But consumed with leaving a legacy? No, just truly absorbed with doing his job really well. And his focus was certainly Soli Deo Gloria.

Yes, Johann Sebastian Bach left what we consider a substantial legacy of highly intelligent instrumental music, oratorios, motets, and dedication to his art, and  well, you know: “Soli Deo Gloria.”

Most of his legacy is the great music we enjoy, some of his legacy is the tattered vest of the bassoonist.

When he died, his music was on the wane in deference for more “singable” popular music. Hmm. But there was truth and a  foundation in his music that has driven and inspired us for centuries.

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist with David Jordan, media specialist are the creators and performers of two unique audience-engaging organ and multi-media concert experiences, Bach and Sons and From Sea to Shining Sea.

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