Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bach arr. Nigel Wood

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     Instrumentation:

SATB or AATB

     Difficulty:

B

Description:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the most common English title of the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 ("Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life"), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1716 and 1723.
It is often performed slowly and reverently at wedding ceremonies, as well as during Christian festive seasons like Christmas and Easter, despite the affect suggested by Bach in his original scoring, for voices with trumpet, oboes, strings, and continuo.
Edition Notes
This arrangement was created in the 1990’s for the quartet ’Saxtet’ and the piece soon became a staple part of the group’s busking catalogue.
Instrumentation

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