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The fifth child of J.S. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788) was a highly influential composer whose music made a big impact on the period between his father's Baroque style and the Classical and Romantic styles that followed. Mozart said of him, ‘He is the father, we are the children.’
Emanuel’s new job required the steady production of music for Protestant church services at the Church of St. Michael and elsewhere in Hamburg. One outstanding masterpiece was ‘The Israelites in the Desert’. Between 1768 and 1788 he wrote 21 settings of the Passion, and some 70 cantatas, litanies, motets, and other liturgical pieces.
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