I Am Johann Sebastian Bach is the first segment of the 1st episode in Season 1 of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.


Xavier is pumped to once again rock the school talent show with his rendition of Hot Cross Buns on the recorder. Only problem is, he hasn't exactly improved since last year's performance. In fact, he may have gotten worse! How could this happen? And what can he do about it? To the Secret Museum! Xavier and the gang go back in time to meet someone who knew exactly how to rock out to the max: Johann Sebastian Bach. Joining Bach as he works on his song over and over again, learns all he can about his instrument, and travels miles by foot to watch other musicians play helps Xavier to see there's only one way he can get better on the recorder: he'll have to work hard and practice.



"If you want to get better at something, you have to work hard and practice."


I Am Johann Sebastian Bach was released on the PBS Kids Video App on November 11, 2019, along with its sister episode, I Am Marie Curie. Both episodes aired the next day on PBS stations on 9:00 AM EST, and on the 24/7 channel at 7:00 PM EST.


  • In this episode, Bach plays a little bit of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
  • Jennifer Daley was nominated for a WGC Award for her work on this episode.[1]



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Season 1
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