Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach (PDF)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged for classical guitar, from Cantata BWV 147. PDF Sheet Music for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. The level is intermediate (Grade 4). PDF Download.
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, is an arrangement from Bach’s Cantata BWV 147. This is a great piece for gigs such as weddings. I tried to keep true to the original but also keep it simple enough to sight-read at gigs. You can also find the tab as a hardcopy in my Classical Guitar Tab book on Amazon.
Performance and Lesson - YouTube Link
Matthew McAllister playing from my edition. This comes via his amazing YouTube channel. It's so fantastic to hear a great pro like McAllister play my score, he's so musical and it's always interesting to hear a new interpretation.
Also see other gig and wedding classics:
- Bach: Air ‘On the G String’ for Guitar, Gr.4, Baroque, Notation or TAB
- Bach: Prelude - Cello Suite BWV 1007, Gr.7, Baroque, Notation or TAB
- Schubert: Ave Maria, Gr.4, Romantic, Notation or TAB
- Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Gr. 5, Baroque, Free Notation or TAB