J.S. Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude BWV 227 (Barenreiter Urtext Edition)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: SSATB (SATB)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Composer: J.S. Bach
Series: Barenreiter Urtext Edition
Catalogue #: BA5132

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All of Bach’s six authenticated motets were written between 1723 and 1727 for St Thomas’ Church, Leipzig, where Bach was appointed as director of music in 1723. During this period, Bach composed most of his cantatas, and it seems likely that for ordinary Sunday services he used existing motets from the seventeenth century tradition, reserving his own motet compositions for special occasions. Four of his six motets were written for the funeral services of prominent members of the St Thomas’ congregation. Jesu, Meine Freude (BWV 227), the longest, most musically complex and earliest of the six, was written in 1723 for the funeral of Johanna Maria Käsin, the wife of Leipzig’s postmaster.

Jesu, Meine Freude BWV 227 is a beautifully constructed motet for five-part mixed choir, by J.S. Bach. This Urtext edition provides you with a clear and accurate realisation of the composer’s original intentions and includes thoroughly detailed editorial markings and suggestions, as edited by Konrad Ameln.



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Jesu, Meine Freude BWV 227

J.S. Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude BWV 227 (Barenreiter Urtext Edition) reviews verified by Reevoo

Quality of content
7.0
Value for money
7.7
Overall rating
7.0
Scores 7.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
7 out of 10

Allan

York GB Amateur choral singer
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The copy feels good quality; the paper is strong and the print is clear (but see bad points).
I would like the notes and words to be bigger because it's hard to read the small print at speed. The cover has the title of the piece in English as well as German, leading me to expect the English text of the piece to be given in the score, but it is not.
Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2016
Published on: 19 May 2016
6 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

GB
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Reviewer left no comment
Printed on cream paper. White would have been easier to read
Confirmed purchase: 20 January 2015
Published on: 06 February 2015

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Rating Review
Customer Rating This piece is not famous by accident. It is very challenging but hugely rewarding music - some of Bach's finest (and that's saying something!)
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Vocal Score
Length: 30 pages
Language: German
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Editor: Konrad Ameln

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