Have you ever desired to play the incredible piano version of one of the most sophistacated gospel songs in the world performed by Lauryn Hill in the soul-captivating movie “Sister Act 2″.
Joyful, Joyful”, is a rearrangement of the hymn “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” (itself a re-arrangement of a theme from Beethoven). Hall felt that there are many Christian songs that have been around and sung so long that the meaning behind them is lost; he commented that “you hear them so many times you don’t really hear what they’re saying anymore”, listing the original version of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” as an example.
Although the song is a re-interpretation of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”, Mark Hall and Bernie Herms are credited with writing the song. It was produced by Mark A. Miller and recorded by Sam Hewitt, Michael Hewitt, and Dale Oliver at Zoo Studio in Franklin, Tennessee; the string instrument tracks were recorded by John Painter and Leslie Richter at Ocean Way in Nashville, Tennessee. Digital editing was handled by Michael Hewitt, while mixing was handled by Sam Hewitt. The song was mastered by Andrew Mendelson, Shelly Anderson, Natthaphol Abhigantaphand and Daniel Bacigalupi at Georgetown Masters in Nashville.
“Joyful, Joyful” is a song with a length of four minutes and twenty-eight seconds. According to the sheet music published by Musicnotes.com, “Joyful, Joyful” is a CCM and alternative CCM set in common time in the key of F major with a tempo of 120 beats per minute. Mark Hall’s vocal range in the song spans from the low note of B♭3 to the high note of F5. The song has regarded as a re-invention of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the song alters the format of the former, rearranging the song’s overall structure while adding a chorus. “Joyful, Joyful” is led by a “driving” and “pulsing” string section that has been compared to Coldplay‘s “Viva la Vida“. Mark Hall felt that the band’s arrangement brought out the message of one of the song’s final verses (“God our Father/Christ our brother/all who live in love are thine/teach us how to love each other/and fill us to the joy divine”); Hall described the message by saying “God’s our father and Christ’s our brother, we have this connection with God. But if we can’t love each other, the joy isn’t completed. Its not real joy yet until we know how to love the people that are around us”
A video of Daniel Jeddman playing the sophistated Joyful Joyful on piano went viral on Youtube with closely 40.000 views with so many requests and comments regarding where to find the piano sheet to learn the song. Hereby, The original copy Daniel Jeddman sampled will be on sale for purchase as accessible as possible for everyone who desires to learn and rehearse song.
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