JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING by Bach - easy version for Xylophone and piano with chords
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano, Vocal, Guitar - Digital Sheet Music

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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Arranged by Leyandder Trustworthy. Baroque,Christian,Easter,Sacred,World. Score. 3 pages. Leyandder Trustworthy #6331215. Published by Leyandder Trustworthy (A0.964501).

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is a popular piece of choral music. It was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is the 10th movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. It was written during Bach's first year in Leipzig, Germany. Bach did not compose the melody. That was written by Johann Schop. Bach only harmonized and orchestrated Schop's melody. A transcription of "Jesu" was done by English pianist Myra Hess (1890-1965), and was published in 1926 for solo piano.
In 1934, Hess' version was adapted for piano duet. British organist Peter Hurford made a transcription of "Jesu" for organ. Today, Bach's piece is often performed at weddings and funerals. Bach wrote the piece for voices with trumpet, oboes, strings and continuo. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is one of Bach's most enduring pieces of music.
The present version is a facilitated reduction of the theme where it is soloed by Xylophone, along with piano accompaniment with chords that can be performed by the teacher and the ends. Ideal for young music students in the area, if you don't have a teacher to play along, search for item number: S0.1006121, here is an audio playback so you can play and study with ease and fluidity.

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