Joyful Variations (Based on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"). Composed by Brian Beck. Concert Band. Concert Band; Part(s); Score; SmartMusic. Alfred Concert Band. Form: Variations. Grade 3.5. 272 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37838).
The grandeur and beauty of "Joyful Variations" takes the listener on a journey through one of the most famous melodies ever written---Beethovenâ€™s theme from Symphony No. 9. Noble fanfares open and close these variations, set in ternary form, while sweeping renditions of the theme provide color and lyricism in a contrasting Adagio section. An excellent piece to open or close any concert! This title is available in SmartMusic.
Closer; Concert/Contest; Opener.