Jesu, Joy arr for flute, guitar & violoncello This is a simplified and shortened version of one of J.S.Bach's famous pieces based on a chorale (hymn) melody arranged for flute, acoustic guitar playing chords and cello. There is a strong bass line and this is combined with the figuration gives the movement both character and appeal. This two part version has been notated in 9/8 time (three dotted quarter note beats to the bar) and provides very good opportunities to develop ensemble playing. Bach's music demands that performers have secure technical ability and this piece is ideal for developing a fluent and flowing playing style. The music editor suggests that the tempo of the realisation is a little on the fast side.