10/4254L, SATB, $2.40
Date released: 2012
Mark Hayes adapts two Handel tunes–“Joy to the World” and “Hallelujah” (from “Messiah”)–in this fresh offering for Christmas. The carol flows seamlessly into the masterwork chorus as they are syncopated with driving energy and colored with gospel and blues harmonies. Churches and schools will love this setting that is adapted from “Hallelujah Joy!” found in Mark’s piano collection The Art of the Piano, Vol. 2.