Ah, Bach museum and Thomas Kirche... you lucky bastard. I am green with envy. Take lots of photos !
Yes, I think, concerning that I´m really a lucky dog. Of course, I will try to make as much photos as possible (I only fear, in many museums it´s forbidden to make photos, so I will have to see). I´m planing our excursion these days and even the planing is a great pleasure! All acitivities have to be coordinated very well and I will have to make a schedule.
I don't think there is anything personal left of him though. One would love to see his wig, coat, pipe, inkpot, anything at all. But there's nothing, not even his skull and bones (they dug up some but have no shred of evidence they are his). This is really sad when you think about it. The greatest of all musical minds, disappeared in thin air. Except for his manuscripts - and not even all of those.
Well, I don´t know, if there isn´t any of his personal things, I will see. If I find his pipe, I will smoke it, and see, if I can compose a fugue after it, which has the same quality as his ones.
Seriously, I think, there is left much of our great composers: the music (of course, you are right, that some manuscripts are lost). For me that´s the main thing. But, who knows, if I will watch into the hollow eyes of Bachs skull, I will play his music better after this.
(And if not, I will take this as a proof, that this skull is not his own.