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Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus (arr Reed)

From Wind Repertory Project
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


Instrumentation

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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I, including:

  • Cymbals


Errata

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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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Audio Links

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State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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


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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.