I’m thinking about my father as today is his birthday. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 85. By comparison, Johann Sebastian Bach’s father, Johann Ambrosius Bach lived to be only fifty years old. The young Bach was only nine years old at the time of his father’s death.
Johann Ambrosius was a musician, as were his father and grandfather. Over the course of his life, Ambrosius worked as a violinist, a trumpeter and as director of the town musicians in Eisenach. Not much more is known about his musical career.
Although my father was not a musician, he loved music and instilled that love in me. Thanks, Dad!