More Ode to Joy - Freshman Year Lesson 9 Part II

Now we put the first half, which you learnt in the previous lesson, together with this half, to get the whole tune. It sounds like this


The accompanyment only is this


Here is the entire tune

First half

5B 5B 5D 6B 6B 5D 5B 4D 4B

4B 4D 5B 5B 4D 4D

5B 5B 5D 6B 6B 5D 5B 4D 4B

4B 4D 5B 4D 4B 4B

Second half

4D 4D 5B 4B 4D 5B 5D 5B 4B

4D 5B 5D 5B 4D 4B 4D 3B

5B 5B 5D 6B 6B 5D 5B 4D 4B

4B 4D 5B 4D 4B 4B

Finally, we try the tune a little faster, like this


with the accompanyment only being this


Please do not try the faster version until you can play the slow one perfectly.

This tune is actually sung by a choir, along with the orchestra at the end of Beethoven's 9th symphony. I was lucky enough to sing this in Australia, many years ago, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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