A wonderful patchwork quilt of HandelÕs well-known melodies that concludes with an excerpt from the famous ÒHallelujahÓ chorus! The beautiful Largo from ÒXerxes,Ó HandelÕs famous carol ÒJoy to the WorldÓ, and a chorus from ÒJudas MaccabaeusÓ complete the work. Though the piece is wonderful when played by strings alone, students will enjoy the colorful contrasts in style and interplay between winds (or piano) and strings. A majestic and stirring concert closer! With interesting parts for all instruments, your students will enjoy the very accessible musical challenge this composition presents. Orchestrated so that it works well with strings and piano only, the piece takes on a wondrous adventure in color with the addition of the winds and percussion.