Joy to the World
composer: Karl Jenkins
Premiere: November 28, 2009 Chelmsford, Cathedral (UK)
Instrumentation: soprano, mixed choir; female choir (SSA) ad lib. and ensemble
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Duration: 30' 0''
Year of composition: 2009
Edition: vocal/piano score
80 Pages - Saddle stitching
Order number: BH 12217
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Joy to the world is a choral sequence of nine traditional Christmas carols from England, Germany, France, Spain, USA and the Caribbean in fresh and vibrant arrangements by Karl Jenkins. The scoring is for mixed chorus with an optional second chorus suitable for children’s voices, and trumpet, keyboards, percussion and string orchestra. This vocal score features a fully realised keyboard reduction for rehearsal purposes.
'As a composer he recognises no boundaries - musical, commercial, geographical or cultural. His is a way of thinking and composing that is perfectly in tune with the spirit of the times' - Classic FM Magazine
In dulci jubilo
Go, tell it on the mountain
O Jesus so sweet
Son of Maria
The first Nowell
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
We wish you a merry Christmas
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