Musical numbers in Bach's works
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Bach: Compositions, children, biography and more facts about the great composer
6. Musical numbers in Bach's works
Bach was fond of incorporating the numbers 14 and 41 into his musical works, because they were derived from the mystical numerology values of the letters in his own name. We're not quite sure how that ended up as 'Air on the G string', but his works are littered with references to those numbers.