"What can be done to revitalize singing in our churches?" is a question heard week after week at the intercontinental meetings of young adults in Taizé. For many years, the Brothers of the Taizé Community have answered this question with songs for prayer that feature short, easy-to-learn, thoughtful refrains for the people.
Joy on Earth is the newest recording of these prayerful works, employing only English and Latin, and intended for persons in English-speaking countries. In the Taizé tradition, this recording reproduces the atmosphere of prayer in the Taizé Community. The first part presents an Evening Prayer at Taizé, while the second part features more recent songs, including several specifically intended for the celebration of the Eucharist.
All but two titles recorded on Joy on Earth are found in the Taizé collection Songs for Prayer (G-4956).