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J. S. BachGlory to God Alone: 
The Life of J. S. Bach

Winter 2002 Edition (Available Dec 1, 2002)

MOSAIC, the video magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is producing a 30-minute video documentary on the life of J. S. Bach titled, Glory to God Alone: The Life of J. S. Bach. The video will be released on December 1, 2002.

The 30-minute video will introduce the life of J. S. Bach to a new generation of Lutherans by tracing his life from birth to death. Specifically the video will focus on the relationship between Bach's faith and his work.

"Many Christians don't know who Bach was." said producer, Tim Frakes. "We want to introduce or re-introduce J. S. Bach and his music to an entirely new generation of Christians in America who may not be aware of the rich musical heritage that exists in the body of work J. S. Bach left for future generations."

"Today we think secular and sacred music are different like fire and water." said Christoph Wolff in an excerpt from his interview for the program. "For Bach, the music was alike whether it was made to praise the king of Poland or praise the King of Heaven." Wolff added.

The video features original footage, shot on location in Eisenach, Ohrdruf, Weimar, Kothen, Muhlhausen and of course, Leipzig. The video will also showcase insights from noted J. S. Bach scholars Christoph Wolff, Robin Leaver and guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening.

MOSAIC is the video magazine of the ELCA which represents 11,000 congregations in the United States and the Carribean. MOSAIC is a documentary video series distributed nationally on VHS video tape to subscribing congregations on a quarterly basis.

Copies of the program are available from MOSAIC for $19.95 each, including shipping and handling. The video comes with an enclosed study guide for use in adult forums and small group discussions.

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