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Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus (arr Reed)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr Alfred Reed)

General Info

Year: 1736/1978
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $3.50


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubles Piccolo)
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
String Bass
Percussion I, including:

  • Cymbals


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Program Notes

Number three in the extremely popular Barnhouse Bach series. Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus by J.S. Bach is very lush and beautifully scored and this arrangement by Alfred Reed is simply beautiful.

Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus was arranged for Peter J. Demos and the Wind Philharmonia, Westfield State College, Massachusetts.

Program Note from Publisher Website

The source materials for Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus comes from a set of 69 "Sacred Songs and Airs" attributed to Bach and published in 1736. All that exists from that edition is a single melodic line and figured bass. Though Alfred Reed "freely transcribed" this work, by composing all of the filigree in the woodwinds, the majesty of Bach's timeless music soars through.

-Program Note by Santa Clara University Wind Symphony

Commercial Discography

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Recent Performances

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  • Santa Clara University Wind Symphony (Douglas Harris, conductor) - 21 May 2014

Additional Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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Additional Resources

  • Bach, J.; Reed A. (1977). Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus: Chorale Prelude for Concert Band [or] Wind Ensemble [score]. Birch Island Music Press: Oskaloosa, Iowa.