Joy to the World

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Here’s an example of an arrangement I hate to even call an “arrangement.” It was designed as an accompaniment to support a large congregation, and its predominant virtue is volume. Though the organ score is just the basic hymn as found in the 1985 LDS hymnal, it does contain a few extra measures and a key change so your organist will need to play from this score. The piano score contains all the extras to fancy up the standard hymn. I wouldn’t recommend this one as an accompaniment for a choir presentation–it’s too repetitive.

Directors, you will need to hold and cue your congregations well, as they will need to hold the last note of each verse longer than they expect, and the last three notes of the final verse are doubled. They can sing unison or use the harmony parts as written in their hymnals.

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      3 Responses to “Joy to the World”


      Great song, but here’s my problem.. Both the organist and I(conductor) have had to write the words in for all 4 vurses. She did it to help her follow along, but personally I don’t have all the words memorized for all the vurses so sine I need this sheet music in front of me to know what’s going on I can’t just conduct out of the hymnal. So an option with the words would have been much appreciated.


      I would like to have this wonderful arrangement in the key of D ..for both organ and piano … how can I do this?



        The final verse here is in D. You could just find an intro within the final verse to use and just repeat that verse over and over which is really just a transposition of the first two verses to the best of my knowledge

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