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This Sunday, 21 March, is the 325th Birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach.  If that seems like a long time ago, it was.  Long enough, in fact, to take a very lively and real person and turn his work into a kind of holy writ and the man himself into a deity.  But this personality who can speak to us through so many centuries was, like so many legends, even more than his myth – he is an example.  His birthday is as good a time as any to understand the simple gifts he keeps giving us.

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