Respectful of the timeless purity infused in Beethoven's melody HYMN TO JOY, this creative setting incorporates fresh harmonies and engaging rhythmic motifs that underscore the enthusiasm of worship contained in Henry Van Dyke's cherished hymn text, "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee". Opening quietly with an optional solo, intensity gradually builds throughout the piece culminating in the addition of an optional second voice part for the final two stanzas. Great for older elementary choirs or any choir of treble voices.
Voicing: Unison/Two-part with piano
Text: Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933
Arranger: Craig Curry
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