Joy to the World
Arranged by David Marlatt for 6 flutes
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
This is certaintly one of the most beloved pieces of holiday music throughout the world. Although the music was thought to have been written by Handel, the text was by Issac Watts and set to the melody by Lowell Mason making this more of an American carol than anything else.
This arrangement is fairly standard in its opening and proceeds through the verse and chorus with the instruments pairing up in duets.
At bar 53 the melody suddenly goes into a pizzicato-like half time feel before a return to the opening material at bar 74.