Ode To Joy

by Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. M.C. Handel

This remarkable arrangement for recorders is grand and exciting. Your more advanced recorder students will love it. While the quantity of notes involved makes it a little more challenging, it is so familiar to most students that should have no problem picking it up quickly.

The real beauty of this song is the recording on the P/A cassette, which you will need to perform it. Simple and elegant, it features piano, bass, drums, electric guitar, antique cymbal (playing the rhythmic pattern), trumpets, trombones, horns, clarinet, strings, and timpani. (Whew!) The rock anthem treatment is so fine, we think even Mr. Beethoven would enjoy it.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.