|"Bach's bible?" you might ask. Yes, Bach's very own personal 3 volume set Calov Bible. It is marked up in J. S. Bach's own handwriting and original notations. There are over 300 in the whole set. Some include:
- Exodus 15:20 "Festival prelude for two voices to be sung to the glory of God" (this is a direct reference to the motet Signt dem Herrn).
- 1 Chronicles 25 "This chapter is the true foundation of all God-pleasing church music."
These are only 3 of the few comments Bach made about music; most of his comments were for his personal spiritual gaining.
- 2 Chronicles 5:12-13 "In devotional music, God is always present with His Grace."