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Jesu, joy of man's desiring by Bach for Oboe Quartet

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By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Woodwind Ensemble,Woodwind Quartet Oboe - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Ander. Baroque, Easter, Standards, Wedding. 10 pages. Woods Only Music #6854481. Published by Woods Only Music (A0.957345).

Item Number: A0.957345

This easy arrangement for oboe quartet has been adapted to be simple to perform and understand the structure of the original work for various levels of musical knowledge. It can be played freely by beginning students because of the ease imposed on the piece. It is often performed at wedding ceremonies slowly and reverently, challenging the effect suggested by Bach in his original score for voices with trumpet, oboes, strings, and continuous bass.

This is one of Bach's most beautiful cantatas, made famous by the Jesus the Joy of Men chorus. It was originally composed for Advent 1716 in Weimar. Years later, already in Leipzig, Advent was tempus clausum, there was no music in the churches. Bach then reworked it for the Feast of Mary's Visitation. It is the final chorale of the cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben". Although it is the 32nd cantata composed by Bach, of those that have survived, it was given BWV 147 in the complete catalog of his works.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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