With Joyful Hearts

"With Joyful Hearts" by Steven Amundson (2014)

With  Joyful Hearts is an original Holiday composition that was written for  the 2014 St. Olaf Christmas Festival and broadcast nationally on NPR.   This exciting, energetic work is in 9/8 time and several ff statements  of the first line of Joy to the World  burst out in surprising fashion.   In the central part of the piece, there is delightful moment where each  main section of the orchestra is highlighted playing the main theme,  including a feature especially for percussion instruments.  Consider  programming this as a festive concert opener.


Instrumentation:

Pic,  2FL, 2OB, 2 CL, 2 Bsn, 4 HN, 3 Trpt, 3 Trb, tuba, timp plus 3 perc.,  (Glk, Chimes, xyl, Marimba OR piano, sus cym, crash cym, triangle),  harp, Strings.   OPTIONAL EH and CELESTA

See Conductor's Score

Performances:

Richmond Symphony,  Dec. 2 - 3, 2017

Laredo Philharmonic, Dec. 4, 2016

First Baptist Church, 3 perf., Dec. 12, 13, 2015

Salina Symphony, Dec, 12, 13, 2015

St. Olaf College, 4 perf., Dec. 4 - 7, 2014

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