SATB choir, assembly, organ accompaniment, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass - Intermediate
Composed by George Frideric Handel. Arranged by Richard Proulx. Christmastide, Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day. Proulx Legacy Series. Tune Name: Antioch. Sacred. Octavo. 16 pages. GIA Publications #9190. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-9190).
UPC: 785145919003. English. Text Source: Issac Watts, 1674-1748, alt. Text by Isaac Watts.
This setting of “Joy to the World” has a “Handelian” feel, complete with a sly quotation from the “Hallelujah” chorus at the end. Stanzas 2 and 3 are combined and set in fugal fashion. Fun to sing, it will become a favorite of the choir and the congregation! The string bass part is optional.