Joy to the World

by G. F. Handel

Text Author: Isaac Watts

Arranged by: Richard Proulx

Arr. © 1977 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Tune Name: Antioch

Text Source: Issac Watts, 1674–1748, alt.

Music Source: Attr. George Frideric Handel, 1685–1759

Series: Proulx Legacy

Difficulty Level: M

Description:

This setting of “Joy to the World” has a “Handelian” feel, complete with a sly quotation from the “Hallelujah” chorus at the end. Stanzas 2 and 3 are combined and set in fugal fashion. Fun to sing, it will become a favorite of the choir and the congregation!

The string bass part is optional.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Scored for: Strings

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quartet

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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