‘Joy to the World’ preformed by John Tesh
Upbeat, rockin’ and fun Christmas song. Brings more joy to the world. Great instrumental performance!
John Tesh, song: ‘Joy to the World’, album: Christmas Worship (2003), label: Garden City Music. Video: 2005 PBS TV special Christmas in Positano, Italy.
The original ‘Joy to the World’ hymn was written in 1692 by Isaac Watts at age 18. He wanted to add some depth to the Anglican hymns of the day. The hymn was published in 1719. One hundred years later in 1848 the words were set to music by Lowell Mason. He called the song ‘Antioch’ after Antioch, Syria the first place the term Christian was utilized. It is said he was inspired by Handel’s ‘Messiah’. You can find out more about ‘Joy to the World’ at: Hymns and Carols of Christmas.
Have a Happy Joy Filled day and Holiday Season.
John Frank Tesh born July 9, 1952 in Garden City, New York. At age 6 he began playing piano and trumpet and studied with teachers from the Juilliard School of music. He was named to the New York State Symphonic Orchestra in high school. In 1970 he graduated from North Carolina State University where he studied communications and music. John is a pianist, composer and national radio and television personality. He was a long time host of Entertainment Tonight. He also plays guitar, sax, keyboard and sings. You can read more at his websites: www.tesh.com, www.myspace.com/thejohnteshradioshow and www.myspace.com/johnteshalive.
I found the spectacular image called ‘Joy to the World’ at: Central Coast Conservatorium there are no credits given.