Composer
BACH,JS
Title
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Instrumentation
flute, oboe or flute, bassoon or cello
Arranger
David Weller
Publisher
Alry Publications
Grade
2+
Product Code
20A21000CM26

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
From Cantata No. 147
By J.S. Bach
For 2 treble and 1 bass instrument

The well known "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," from J.S. Bach's Cantata #147, should be played quite legato and full.  This is a lengthy arrangement to allow time for large wedding parties to make their way down the aisle, but there are a number of cadences throughout the piece which could provide appropriate stopping places if a shorter version is desired. 

This arrangement can be successfully performed by many different combinations of instruments.  Suggested combinations include flute, violin, cello; flute, oboe, cello; flute, oboe, bassoon; 2 flutes, bassoon; 2 violins, cello.  Accordingly, articulation markings are few in order for each player to adapt the part to his or her own instrument.

 

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