Title
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Instrumentation
2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Arranger
Paul Klemm
Publisher
Little Dog Publishing
Grade
2
Product Code
41L300000004

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J.S. Bach
Arranged for 2 C Flutes, Alto Flute and Bass Flute by Paul Klemm
Includes score and parts

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the English title of the 10th movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147 composed by J.S. Bach. A transcription by the English pianist Myra Hess (1890-1965) was published in 1926 for piano solos and in 1934 for piano duet. The British organist Peter Hirford made his organ transcription for the chorale movement, as well. Today, it is often performed at wedding ceremonies slowly and reverently, in defiance of the effect suggested by Bach in his original scoring, for voices with trumpet, oboes, strings and continuo. Written during his first year in Leipzig, Germany, this chorale movement is one of Bach's most enduring works.

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