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Ode to Joy (Hymn) for String Quartet

Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Year of composition
1824
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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This arrangement of the theme of the last movement of Beethven’s Choral Symphony has been requested as the recessional at several weddings. The piece is simple enough to be played by an elementary school orchestra, yet still presents young musicians with musical challenges: crescendos and decrescendos, accents, phrasing, and syncopation. Visit my website at: http://members.sibeliusmusic.com/jjacklich/ to check out my other arrangements and compositions.

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