Monday, May 9, 2011

Bach's Jesu, meine Seelen Wonne on Wood

If you are a lover of all things J. S. Bach, check out this link:

Bach used this chorale to end each part of Cantata 174, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben. The English title of the 1926 transcription of Martin Jahn's (c. 1620-1682) hymn text, Jesu, meine Seelen Wonne, which was done by English pianist Myra Hess (1890-1965), is Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. This was sung at the wedding of my parents--and also at my own.

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