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JESU JOY OF MANS DESIRING - (by Pete Bax)  Year: 2012
Pete Bax Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. A transcription by the English pianist Myra Hess (1890–1965) was published in 1926 for piano solo and in 1934 for piano duet. The British organist Peter Hurford made his organ transcription. My version for modern organ is more in keeping with Bach's original idea, Instrumental, Themes, Wedding Music, Johann Sebastian Bach
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545805 2:13 Med Slow 103   


Track Summary
Music Track Title: Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Catalog ID: 545805  ISRC: US5UL1230483
Description: Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. A transcription by the English pianist Myra Hess (1890–1965) was published in 1926 for piano solo and in 1934 for piano duet. The British organist Peter Hurford made his organ transcription. My version for modern organ is more in keeping with Bach's original idea

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Artist or Group: Pete Bax

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       Wedding themes music
Extended Properties
  Duration: 2:13   Tempo: Med Slow   BPM: 103
   Arrangement: Duo / Duet
   Instruments: Organ, Synthesizer
   Vocal Mix: Instrumental
   Language:
Moods: Accepting, Beautiful, Bittersweet, Celebratory, Comforting, Contemplative, Elegant, Flowing, Heartening, Heartwarming, Inspiring, Loving, Majestic, Meaningful, Powerful, Reverent, Sincere, Stately, Triumphant, Wondrous

Styles: Funeral Procession, Gospel Hour, Religious, Renaissance, Requiem, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Engagement, World Harmony, World Sorrow, Worldbeat

Extended Keywords: Contrary to the common assumption, the violinist and composer Johann Schop, not Bach, composed the movement's underlying chorale melody, Werde munter, mein Gemüthe; Bach's contribution was to harmonize and orchestrate it. The frequent use of arrangements of the piece in modern weddings is in no way related to its scope or Bach's intent for it. Rather, it was one segment of an extended, approximately 20-minute treatment of a traditional Church hymn, as is typical of cantatas of the Baroque period.



Bach scored the chorale movements (6 and 10) from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben for choir, trumpet, violin, optionally oboe, viola, and basso continuo. The music's wide popularity has led to numerous arrangements and transcriptions, such as for the classical guitar. According to The New Oxford Companion to Music, the best-known transcription for piano is by Dame Myra Hess.

This is for modern church organs or to replace them when organists are


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