Piano Solo Sheet Music
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Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring Piano Solo (Chorale from Cantata No. 147). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Myra Hess. For solo piano. Piano. Baroque. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Single piece. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 5 pages. Duration 3'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193722002).
ISBN 9780193722002. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Baroque. 9x12 inches.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.
About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.
December 7, 2012
Somewhat awkward to read
I wish there were something like a Henle edition of this -- this one is a little crowded, and given the complexity of the counterpoint, that's a problem. But the piece warrants the effort required to read it. Like the Petri "Sheep May Safely Graze," the Hess "Jesu Joy of...
9 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Toronto, Canada
January 14, 2012
Intermediate players: Go for it!
Sadly, much of Bach's piano work is for the advanced pianist only. However, with diligent work, an intermediate player can fully master this exquisite little gem of a transcription. It's all in the fingering of the right hand. No fingering comes with the music, a blessing as it turns out,...
29 of 40 people found this review helpful.
Location: from hertfordshire, UK
Location: from Whittier, California
November 8, 2009
The Original Transcription of a Great Work
A harmonically-rich transcription of this beautiful work. This is the transcription of this chorale which brought the work to public attention. Although this work may sound simple to the ear, it is not necessarily easy to play. The transcription is largely in five voices, although the bottom voices are mainly...
46 of 70 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada