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Make Music Part of Your Life: Choral from the 147. Bach Cantate: Jesu bleibet meine Freude



Transcription of Maurice Duruflé. János Pálúr plays at the Organ of the Palace of Arts Budapest, 2008
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring / Jesu, que ma joie demeure

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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring


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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is the most common English title of the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1716 and 1723. Written during his first year in Leipzig, Germany, this chorale movement is one of Bach’s most enduring works.

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,

Holy wisdom, love most bright;

Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring

Soar to uncreated light.

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,

With the fire of life impassioned,

Striving still to truth unknown,

Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,

Hark, what peaceful music rings;

Where the flock, in Thee confiding,

Drink of joy from deathless springs.

Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;

Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.

Thou dost ever lead Thine own

In the love of joys unknown.

Enjoy, It’s all good!

 

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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring



Culture Studies: Classical Music: Bach
(A series of well-known classical music pieces one should known about.)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Style/Period: Late German Baroque (w/eclectic German, French & Italian elements); German, Leipzig-based from 1723

Bach Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

 

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Celtic Woman – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring


Celtic Woman – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring