Fantasia on Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
Keyboard and handbells combine in this musical nod to Beethoven’s beloved original. Bells open the work with a bright fanfare of pulsing eighth-note patterns. The keyboard then enters in measure 9 to make its own statement, accompanied by malleted bells. This imaginative dialogue between the instruments continues until the end in measure 124. This rendition is scored in C Major.