Christmas Joy (x5) is a toccata brevis (brief toccata) based on "Joy to the World," written in 5/8 time (hence the x5 in the title). The forward drive of the 5/8 meter gives a sense of anticipation and joy. The composer's reflection on the anticipation, excitement and joy experienced at Christmastime during his childhood provided the inspiration for the toccata.

*The sample audio file was generated using Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ software and the Hereford Cathedral Sample Set (Complete) available from Lavender Audio.

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Christmas Joy (x5) [Toccata brevis on "Joy to the World"]

Sheet Music (Printed)

  • Composer: Berghout, Daniel
  • Catalog Number: 201-P04-2
  • Publisher:
  • Year of Publication : 2016
  • Format: Print Edition
  • ISMN 13: 979-0-3026-0103-6
  • Number of Pages: 05 [Excluding Cover]
  • Dimensions (L x W): 11.00in x 8.50in
  • Availability: In Stock
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