Performance Insights

(click the voicing to view and hear online)


Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee


Three-Part (with reduced Piano score)

Three-Part (with Brass Choir for viewing and hearing only)

Four-Part (with reduced Piano score)

Four-Part (with Brass Choir for viewing and hearing only)


The dynamic hand of Beethoven is the essence of this well-loved hymn of praise:  it is triumphant, exciting, inspiring, breathtaking, and any other adjective of this nature one may choose to apply.  Walter Ehret inherently supports Beethoven's melody by providing an optional brass choir (three Bb trumpets and two trombones) and piano.  What a great closing for a concert  or worship service.


Please note that the score for viewing and hearing either of the two available voicings (three-part of four-part) with brass choir is not for sale.  The more economically prudent score available for printed purposes is the reduced piano score (the brass choir parts have been extracted and are included with the purchase of the choral score).  Ehret designates the brass choir to cue size notes in the piano accompaniment so directors are aware when the accompaniment  is brass choir only.


Access either the Three-part or Four-part Variable Voicing Chart to determine the different voicings that are available to various age groups.  Both voicings may be sung by changed voices: (SAM or SATB); or by changing-voices (SCB or SACB).  Optional notes are provided to be sung by boys' changing voices.


Melody by Ludwig van Beethoven

Arranged by Walter Ehret

Three-part Variable Voicing with Piano and optional Brass Choir

Four-part Variable Voicing with Piano and optional Brass Choir

Cambiata Press catalog #NMA 145 (three-part)

Cambiata Press catalog #NMA 145-B (four-part)



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