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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Hans L. Hassler, 1601 adapted from harmonization by J.S. Bach, 1729 arranged by John Turner
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

I was thinking of the Simon and Garfunkel recording of this song or one that made me think of this song (not really sure). Anyway, writing this arrangement was the result of that inspiration. I’ve always loved Bach but am careful to tread lightly on his music (or harmonization in this case). Another Bach arrangement on this site is the beautiful Arioso in two versions. Hope you enjoy this one.

(the above was written on the first posting of this arrangement. This new posting is a more simplified that should be easier to read.)

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