Musical contribution – July 2021

A fantasia of Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (The Hymn of Joy)                                                              Harm Hoeve (b. 1964)

(LiVE Sample Set: Amsterdam, Vater-Müller)

Every now and then we like to treat you to a chorale with an international appeal, and the work we have selected for this month appears on the list of the 50 most celebrated hymns in the world.

This rendition is an interpretation by organist Harm Hoeve, a celebrated Dutch concert organist and conductor whose adaptations of psalms and chants are widely performed. His adaptation of ‘Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee’ is part of a larger-than-life fantasia. You can order this and his other music from his website, www.harmhoeve.nl . If you click the heading Bladmuziek (‘Sheet Music’), you will find this – along with another fantasia – under Volume 3.

This interpretation is every bit as joyful as the lyrics of this timeless piece of music.

Warm regards,

André van Vliet

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