J.S. Bach’s ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ is a well-known soprano aria from his 1713 cantata ‘ Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd’, setting words by Salomon Franck. Like ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, the piece is often heard at weddings or as incidental music to occasions, and in fact it was originally written as part of a birthday celebration for Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels, nearby to Bach’s base at Weimar. This version for double bass and piano has been arranged by Thomas Martin, and includes suggestions of fingerings and bowings for the performer. Piano parts are available for both orchestral and solo tuning.
Artist: THOMAS MARTIN