Echo Christmas Joy by Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano (with optional orchestration (instrumental accompaniment)). Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4111L).
Joy, joy, joy! This traditional German carol is beloved for its echo effects, and Mark Hayes has infused it with great energy, adding a brilliant, rhythmic section of gloria in excelsis Deo. Pam Martin has adapted the traditional lyrics with spectacular text images, and, as an added bonus, orchestrations are available for choirs both large and small. (From the cantata Candles and Carols SATB--65/1996L; SAB--65/1997L.).