Taken from Festive Hymn Settings for Congregational Singing, Set 2 (20-751)
Hymn to Joy. Festive introduction, a standard hymnal harmonization, and a last stanza enhancement for unison singing.
Parts include: Optional soprano descants for the choir, Trumpets I and II in B-flat or C, Horn in F, Alt. Trombone (sub for Horn), Trombone, Tuba, and Timpani. Choir and congregation to sing from hymnal.
Voicing: Congregation, opt. Soprano Descant
Instruments: Organ, Brass Quartet or Brass Quintet, Timpani