SATB choir, piano
Joy to the World/Hallelujah. Composed by Mark Hayes (1953-). Choral. Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christmas. Octavo. Lorenz Publishing Company #10/4254L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4254L).
Item Number: LO.10-4254L
Mark Hayes adapts two Handel tunes--"Joy to the World" and "Hallelujah" (from "Messiah")--in this fresh offering for Christmas. The carol flows seamlessly into the masterwork chorus as they are syncopated with driving energy and colored with gospel and blues harmonies. Churches and schools will love this setting that is adapted from "Hallelujah Joy!" found in Mark's piano collection "The Art of the Piano, Vol. 2" (70/1771L).