"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" are English hymn lyrics for the famous and energetic melody Beethoven wrote, known as "Ode to Joy."
I love this melody, but wanted a new arrangement, lighter-sounding than the version typically found in hymnals. That particular arrangement always seems to demand that you play LOUDLY every verse.
The arrangement below fits nicely into the hands, and has a feeling of MOVEMENT, but without the heaviness of other versions.
Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.
This arrangement is in the keys of C, F, and G (the usual key found in hymnals).
Here is a video (just an audio file made by my iPhone) to allow you hear what this music sounds like:
This next arrangement is actually a bit of a challenge to play, but is very pretty:
Yes, if you are looking for something complicated to play at church, or something you can challenge your more advanced students with, this might be that piece!
It's not ALL that hard, but an understanding of chords will give you a leg up on this arrangement.
This one is also offered in the keys of C, F, and G.
You may wonder why I haven't included all the lyrics for this popular hymn.
Frankly, I don't care for some of the other verses. But if you really want to sing them, you'll have no trouble finding the Joyful, Joyful lyrics online.
If you want an EASY arrangement to play, for a piano student, or a duet arrangement, or a BIG & POWERFUL arrangement, see my Ode to Joy page on my other website, Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.
The links to the PDFs for the smaller hand arrangements:
The links to the fanciest arrangement, with flowing right hand:
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