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King University Music Department Presents Spring Convocation March 22

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 8, 2016 – The Applied Music students of King University will perform their Spring Convocation Lecture-Recital on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in King University’s Memorial Chapel on the main campus in Bristol, Tenn.

The lecture-recital will focus on the music of the Bach family. “We will highlight not only Johann Sebastian Bach but also his family,” says W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University. “Many of Bach’s ancestors and descendants are considered some of the best composers we know. In fact, in his lifetime Bach’s sons were much more famous than he. We will be hearing performances of the music of several of the Bach family.”

Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived from 1685 to 1750, is considered one of the greatest composers of all time. He was born into a family of musicians and was taught to play the organ, harpsichord, and violin.

“Beethoven referred to Bach as ‘the immortal god of all harmony.’ J.S. Bach is the single most influential and most imitated composer in western music history,” says Flannagan.

The Spring Music Convocation is open to the public and free of charge. For additional information, contact W. Patrick Flannagan at wpflanna@king.edu or 423.652.4846 or Shea A. Clay at saclay@king.edu or 423.652.4831.

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