Beethoven/Arr. C. Schweitzer
Henry J. VanDyke
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Modern classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

This arrangement of the traditional Beethoven/hymn rendition of "Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" emphasizes rhythm as a way to separate it from other versions. The male voice register (Ten. I/Ten. II or Bar.) works really well. It was recently performed at the Association of Christian Schools International Musicale (Rocky Mountain Region), chosen for excellence in vocal performance. The posted Mp3 is of JR and Will Unruh, two brothers who sang it even though they were both quite ill at the time. Soli Deo Gloria!

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