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Joy to the world! (‘Handelian’ version)

Accompanied; SATB

In keeping with its title, this Christmas carol is bursting with joyous energy. Taking Lowell Mason’s melody, which was based on an earlier melody by Handel, Rutter adds a virtuosic accompaniment which can be played by either piano, organ, orchestra, or brass ensemble and plays a prominent role in the carol.

Scores and parts for the accompaniment are available on sale or to rent/hire at the OUP link below.

Orchestration: 2 ob, 2 bsn, 2 tpt in C, timps, organ/harpsichord, strings

This carol forms part of the Christmas collection Joy to the World.

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Duration: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy, Moderately Difficult
Published: 01 June 2016
ISBN: 9780193417212

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