Herzliebster Jesu – AKA “Ah, Holy Jesus”

This is one of the chorales in the St. Matthew Passion by J.S.Bach. I used to sing it as a soprano at St. Peter’s Church in Albany, NY in the 1960’s. They would wheel the boys out when it was our turn to sing, then wheel us back in as the rest of the numbers were performed by the adults. This is just the first 17 chords, played straight up. Let’s see what it sounds like when it gets the drunkard’s walk treatment. But that’s for another time.


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Prent Rodgers

Musician seduced into capitalism.