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Track(s) taken from SIGCD755

Joy to the world

tune name sometimes given as Antioch; often, if improbably, attributed to Lowell Mason (1792-1872); published in William Holford's Voce di Melodia (c1834); also associated with Handel
author of text
after Psalm 98

Hertfordshire Chorus, David Temple (conductor), Rufus Frowde (organ)
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Recording details: February 2023
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tim Oldham
Engineered by Mike Hatch & Tom Lewington
Release date: November 2023
Total duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

The tune for Joy to the world is sometimes said to originate from Handel or Lowell Mason, with various other suggestions other than William Holford. A good example of how melodies have been adapted and reused over the years, obscuring their original origin.

from notes by Signum Classics © 2023

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