Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee – Beethoven. Arranged for full orchestra plus many sub parts including optional hand bells. This is for congregational singing and includes SATB choir parts. This opens with an epic fanfare and moves to lush passages that include at times chromatic harmonies. Yet this is worshipful and easy to sing with. Highlights include a trumpet descant solo and a chromatic brass passage. This begins in the Key of G and modulates to Ab. Listen to the recording and view the sample score.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Text: Henry van Dyke