“Joy to the World” (Watts/Young) & “The Christmas Song” (Kaiser)

Gordon Young has created a beautiful and festive a cappella arrangement of this traditional favorite.  Based on Psalm 98, the popular Christmas carol “Joy to the World” was first published in 1719 but the tune as we know it today was actually established in 1848. 

The original “The Christmas Song” (or sometimes commonly known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) was written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé in an effort to “cool down” on a blistering hot July day. Kasier has created a lovely arrangement that still manages to invoke the wonderful, festive “schmaltz” of the original time period.

“Joy to the World” (Watts/Young)
“The Christmas Song” (Kaiser)

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