David Qualey youTube – Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

The David Qualey youTube recording of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach is a very interesting one, although the song has been played by many guitarists globally on classical guitar, his interpretation is rather unique. You’ll notice it’s very realaxed and very musical and it’s not stiff like a lot of recordings or performances I’ve heard.

I first heard David Qualey in the eighties when he recorded the album Solioquy on the Windham Hill label, William Akkerman’s record label that brought us the greats Michael Hedges and Alex DeGrassi.

What I like about David’s playing is it’s very relaxed and he manages to take a standard classical piece and make it his own.

I love the intro he has given this song.

David’s site is located at http://www.david-qualey.com/index.html



Filed under acoustic, Acoustic Guitar, MUSIC, youtube

4 responses to “David Qualey youTube – Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

  1. Mike Denny

    Where can I get a copy of David Qualey’s arrangement ofr Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire?

  2. acousticguitarist

    Hi Mike

    Not sure on whether it’s been transcribed, why don’t you try contacting David at http://www.david-qualey.com/index.html

    Regards Tony

  3. Hi Tony,

    Thanks for the plug. Anyone interested can get my notation/TAB at my website. Just follow the signs to the “webshop” and to “Single Pieces”. It is sent as PDF.

    Ciao for now, David Q.

    • acousticguitarist

      Thanks, much appreciated David. And just to let you know, although I’m in Australia, I was enjoying your music more than 20 years ago. I still have the vinyl


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