24 Variations on a Bach Chorale composed by Fred Hersch. For solo piano. Classical. SMP Level 5 (Intermediate). Collection. Standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 56 pages. Duration 24m. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P68015).
ISBN M-3007-4923-5. With standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Classical. 9x12 inches.
These variations are by internationally-known jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch. The Chorale is 'O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden' ('O sacred head sore wounded' is the customary verse translation; the literal translation is 'O head full of blood and wounds') from J. S. Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. The secular version of the melody became known as 'The Peace Chorale (Because all men are brothers) ', with lyrics by Tom Glazer; it was recorded by The Weavers, and by Peter, Paul, and Mary. Fred writes: 'After the terrible events of September 11, 2001, the powerful, timeless melody, and these hopeful words inspired these variations. '.
About SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)
Seventh chords and melodies in both hands. More difficult note reading with ledger lines above and below the staff.