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Chorale and Fantasy on Jesu Meine Freude

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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4 octave handbells - Level 4
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by G. Luethi. Published by Flagstaff Publishing (JF.MFLHB229).

Item Number: JF.MFLHB229

"Jesu Meine Freude" translates into English, "Jesus My Friend", and is based on a tune by Johann Sebastian Bach. The chorale section is predominantly quarter and half-note chords in a semi-open spacing with a few bell changes in the harmonies. The fantasy section actually slows down and is to be rung in a gentle manner. Here, more fluid lines run in thirds and sixths with the occasional special technique scored in for emphasis.

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