Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring sheet music

When in doubt of what to play at your piano, you can always choose a classic composer and you will find the best sheets and complete information for your play.

Today’s choice for our article is the free Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring piano sheets, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach lived between March 1685 and July 1750 and was a German composer and musician, considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.

He was represented by the late Baroque period and by his most famous instrumental composition such as Brandenburg Concertos, Cello Suites, Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Bach managed to master counterpoint, motivic and harmonic organization and to adapt the rhythms, textures and forms from France and Italy.

His compositions are represented by cantatas – secular and sacred.

In the composition we chose for our article today – the free Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring piano sheet music, he composed a four-part setting, with independent orchestral accompaniment.

The song was written by Martin Janus in 1661 and is sung to a melody composed by Johann Schop – Werde munter, mein Gemuthe.

The original title of the song is Jesus bleibet meine Freude, and the composition closes both parts of the cantata.

The song is the most common English title of a son derived from o chorale setting from the cantata – Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben – 1723.

Looking into the composition of the song, Bach scored the movements for trumpet, choir, viola, oboe, basso continuo and violin.

Because of its success, Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring has been adapted and interpreted by many other artists such as Apollo 100 in 1972 named Joy, or Dormi Dormi by Andrea Bocelli – a lullaby.

You can always have your personal interpretation of the song at your piano at home, with the help of the materials available on our website starting from today.

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