Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
This playful setting by John Behnke of Beethoven's HYMN TO JOYfeatures a fresh, busy dotted eighth-sixteenth rhythm played by thumb damps and mallets surrounding and supporting the melody. A unique middle section highlights the melody on optional handchimes riding above the dotted rhythm accompaniment. This one will be as fun to hear as it is to play! Scored in Eb Major, it is 96 measures.