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Work


Joy to the World

for solo soprano, SAB choir and piano

Year:  2010   ·  Duration:  3m 30s

Year:  2010
Duration:  3m 30s

Composer:   David Hamilton

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About

This lively and rhythmic Christmas piece sets the well-known text by Isaac Watts. The music adopts a gospel style with much use of syncopation. Towards the end of the piece a fragment of the well-known setting of this text briefly appears in both the accompaniment and the soloist’s parts. The work was commissioned for the staff and parents’ choir, directed by David Gordon, to sing at the annual carol service of Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland


Text note

Text by Isaac Watts


Performance history

04 Dec 2010: Performed by the staff and parents' choir of Diocesan School for Girls at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, in Auckland