My Jesus, Oh What Anguish by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Alfred Reed. Concert band. Bach Series arranged by Alfred Reed. Sacred, Transcription. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Composed 1975. Duration 3 minutes, 45 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-1937-00).
Alfred Reed's excellent transcription is taken from a group of 69 "Sacred Airs and Songs" each of which exists only in the form of a single line with figured bass. It is considered to be one of the most haunting and poignant expressions of sorrow and compas sion to be found in all of Western music.