"Complaints have been made to the Consistorium that you now accompany the hymns with surprising variations and irrelevant ornaments which obliterate the melody and confuse the congregation. If you desire to introduce a theme against the melody, you must go on with it and not immediately fly off to another."
- CHURCH COUNCIL WARNING TO ORGANIST JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1706)
... the challenges innovators face
... will look to add to the WUaS Bach page -
What would the Consistorium do with California in the '60s and through until today :) ?
Here's a free, J.S. Bach biography, by Charles Sanford Terry: