Come, Sweet Death composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Alfred Reed. Concert band. Bach Series arranged by Alfred Reed. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR322). Grade 3. Extra full score. Composed 1976. Duration 3 minutes, 55 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-1940-01).
This is certainly one of the most beloved and widely sung of all the many great chorales. Richness of texture, singing lines, and deep feeling make the present instrumental setting an unforgettable experience for both performers and audiences. Alfred Reed's transcription of this true Bach favorite is a perfect selection for concert use, your audience will give your stir your audience each time it is performed.