Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   K. Lee Scott
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Concordia
Edition:   98-2972
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal 1997
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Joy to the Heart is an expansive, festive piece which would be a stunning selection for Easter Sunday or Eastertide. While the resources for performance can be quite large, helpful performance notes give several options for performing with smaller sources. If brass is not used, a good organ and organist are essential. The composer’s gift for excellent melody is present; this tune is sturdy, and full of Easter enthusiasm. A reproducible page for congregation is included, and use of congregation should be an excellent option. Moderate difficulty.