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Ode to Joy

Beethoven's Theme from Symphony No. 9

Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote 9 symphonies. The theme for his ninth is referred to as "Ode To Joy". This title comes from the text sung in the symphony by a choir. Wait... hold the presses! A choir in a symphony? This is absurd. Beethoven include choral singing in a symphony. This may not sound radical to you right now, but almost 200 years ago, this was unheard of! Really.

You will be learning this famous melody that you probably already know. However, here below, you can press play and watch the music scroll by as you listen. This particular arrangement was written by Eden's very own music teacher, Mr. Gay.

Your task is to learn your part. But why stop there? Try learning two different parts. For example, if you are learning the melody on the piano, try to see if you can learn one of the percussion parts as well. It's worth the challenge!

Here is a link to the printable page as well:

Ode to Joy