Feel Good Friday – “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” in the Forest

by admin on May 6, 2011

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David May 6, 2011 at 4:44 am

Sometimes in my daydreams I wonder what I would wish for if there were genies.

Maybe that composers could get to experience the clever ways that people perform their songs. I think that would have made Beethoven smile.

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Dominic May 6, 2011 at 6:23 am

Of course, this is Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” as it is known in English, rather than Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Lovely nonetheless!

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Dottie Bruce May 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

When I clicked on the video to start it took me to the Youtube site but it did play there.

Wow! All that and it’s a commercial for a phone? Listening to the music and watching the footage of the forest and woodland creatures was very relaxing.

It was a nice way to start a Friday.

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dr nic May 6, 2011 at 8:19 am

FYI – this isn’t Ode to Joy; it’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

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aje May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

I feel slightly enclined to tell you that’s not ode to joy… but I loved it all the same!

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sefaeria May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

I loved this video. I can’t imagine designing a single part of this and having the notes come out perfectly. What a cool idea and I loved watching it.

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evely28 May 6, 2011 at 9:52 am

Oh my. Such precision.

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Ashley May 6, 2011 at 10:37 am

1) The things people come up with sometimes astound me. Imagine how much time and effort went into planning that?

2) What if there was someone somewhere in the woods who thought they were going crazy hearing all that plinking somewhere in the distance?

3) Why are our cell phone commercials not that cool?

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nannerdoman May 6, 2011 at 11:18 am

Gorgeous, ingenious, and lots of fun to watch and listen to.

By the way, that’s not the “Ode to Joy”. That’s Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”

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Jay May 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Very nice! (though it’s actually Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, not the Ode to Joy, which is the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth)

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Firecat May 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

That’s so cool!

I’m afraid I have a small quibble though – that’s actually “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach). The “Ode to Joy” is this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-WF0PVi2FA&feature=related, and is Beethoven.

A very, very cool video, though!

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Steve May 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Sorry to be a nitpicker.. it really made me smile this… but it is not Ode to joy (by Beethoven) … it is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann? Sebastian Bach…
wonderfull clip though….

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Ms_Cellany May 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

What a remarkable idea and acheivement! However, the tune is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach.

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Alice May 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Love it! Wonderful! Thank you so much.

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aerrigad May 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Actual song is ‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’, not Ode to Joy.

This was the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while, though!

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Sylvia May 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Really neat! It’s actually Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, though.

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Martha May 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I love it! That is truly a beautiful piece of music and what an innovative way of playing it.

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Iris May 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Very clever :)

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Amanda May 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

That is awesome. Just one quibble – it’s actually Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring. :)

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Cydrius May 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

What a great video. ^^

However, isn’t that Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and not Ode to Joy?

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Anna May 7, 2011 at 12:59 am

Neat video; it’s amazing that people have the patience to put all of this together and get such a musical result. However, someone seems to have started spreading this video around with an inaccurate title; the tune is actually Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, not Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”.

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starry diadem May 7, 2011 at 2:30 am

Tell me, has anyone mentioned that it’s Bach, not Beethoven, yet? ;-)

A great advert. I love the precision of it all.

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