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My Jesus, Oh What Anguish (arr Reed)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr Alfred Reed)


Subtitle: Chorale Prelude for Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

This work is also known by its German title, "Mein Jesu! was für Seelenweh", Bwv 487.


General Info

Year: 1975
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $35.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bass Saxophone (Opt.)
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Cornet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Alfred Reed’s excellent transcription of My Jesus, Oh What Anguish (Mein Jesus, Was Für Seelenweh) is taken from a group of 69 ``Sacred Airs and Songs,’’ each of which exists only in the form of a single line with figured bass. It is considered to be one of the most haunting and poignant expressions of sorrow and compassion to be found in all of Western music.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Santa Clara (Calif.) University Wind Ensemble (Anthony Rivera, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, Ohio) Symphonic Band (Brendan Caldwell, conductor) – 11 October 2019
  • Southern Oregon University (Ashland) Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Hutton, conductor) – 6 June 2019
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Patricia Cornett, conductor) – 27 January 2019
  • Kent State (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Jesse Leyva, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Wind Ensemble (Scott Teeple, conductor) – 5 October 2018
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 25 September 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Symphony Band (John T. Madden, conductor) – 25 April 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Symphonic Band (Jerry Luckhardt, conductor) – 8 March 2017
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Hill, conductor) – 18 February 2017
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Wind Ensemble (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) – 5 February 2017
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Robblee, conductor) – 17 September 2016
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 29 February 2015
  • Southern California All-Southern Wind Ensemble (Allan McMurray, conductor) – 26 January 2016
  • University of Michigan Symphony Band (Michael Haithcock, conductor) – 2 October 2015
  • Michigan State University Symphony Band (John T. Madden, conductor) – 29 September 2015
  • Sunnyside High School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Michael J. Angel, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bach, J.; Reed, A. (1975). My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish = Mein Jesu! was für Seelenweh : Chorale Prelude for Concert Band/Wind Ensemble [score]. C.L. Banhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.