Great Joy

by David Haas

© 2001 GIA.

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Item #: G-5210     Status: Archived

Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: C Instrument I, C Instrument II, Handbells

Text Source: Isaiah 9:1–6

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E


The refrain begins as a call and response between cantor and SATB choir/assembly in a lilting 3/4. The verses, for soloist or unison choir, develop the Isaiah 9:1–6 proclamation that “a people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”

20 Handbells.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Night

Bible Reference: Isaiah 9:1-6

Scored for: Handbell, Mixed Ensemble, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo