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Bach Motet No 3 (Jesu meine Freude) Vocal Score

J.S. BachVocal Scores for Bach's Motet 3 (Jesu meine Freude) 

 

The most popular vocal score for Bach's Motet 3 (Jesu meine Freude) is shown below.  

Rehearsal recordings to help learn your voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) are described below.
 
Full Video Version to hear the work in full is also below
 

 

 

The Barenreiter edition of Bach's Motet 3 (Jesu Meine Freude) is in German for SATB

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Catalogue Number:BA5132

ISMN:9790006465194

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The Breitkopf edition of Bach's Motet 3 (Jesu Meine Freude) is in German 

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Catalogue Number:EB7227

ISMN:9790004173688

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Jesu, meine Freude is a motet in five parts for unaccompanied choir, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The full title of the work is Motet No. 3 in E minor, BWV 227. 

It was written in Leipzig in 1723 for the funeral of Johanna Maria Käsin, the wife of that city’s postmaster. The 5th voice of the chorus is a second soprano part of harmonic richness, adding considerably to the tonal palette of the work as a whole.

The chorale melody on which it is based was by Johann Crüger (1653), and it first appeared in his Praxis pietatis melica. The German text is by Johann Franck, and dates from c. 1650. The words of the movement nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 are based on the Epistle to the Romans 8:1-2, 9-11. The scriptures here speak of Jesus Christ freeing man from sin and death. The chorale text is from the believer's point of view and praises the gifts of Jesus Christ as well as longing for his comforting spirit. It also abounds with stark contrasts between images of heaven and hell, often within a single section. Bach's vivid setting of the words heightens these dramatic contrasts resulting in a motet with an uncommonly wide dramatic range.

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