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Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, J S Bach, Trumpet and Trombone Duet

By J S Bach

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Trumpet, Trombone, Brass Duet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by J S Bach. Arranged by David McKeown. Baroque Period, Christian, Sacred, Repertoire, Christmas. Score. 5 pages. Published by David McKeown (S0.223487).

Item Number: S0.223487

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring is the usual title in Englishof the last movement of J S Bach’sCantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. Originally scored for choir,trumpet, violin and basso continuo, it was written in 1723 for the church of StThomas in Leipzig where Bach wasemployed. This version is scored for one Trumpet and one Trombone.

Musicians at an intermediate level and above willfind this ideal for formal and informal performances. The famous melody in 9/8alternates with the slow 4-part chorale sections. All players will enjoyexperiencing the rich texture of Bach’sharmony. The overall performance time is around three minutes if played at thefaster tempo that Bach preferred. The sample recording is from the Clarinet and Alto Saxophone version of this duet. The complete performance on youtube is from the Clarinet version.

Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to introduce9/8 rhythms. There are few rests and long lines, so breathing will requireplanning.

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