From the 4th movement of the Symphony No. 9, this Beethoven classic, Ode To Joy was the musical theme of the 1998 Summer Olympics. The live global performance conducted by Seiji Ozawa included a 2,000 member chorus in each of five continents. This well known classic theme is performed at a variety of events including weddings, holiday concerts and church services to name a few. This Santorella Publication for guitar is transcribed by Robert Tarchara. Chosen as a required text for many state audition lists and suggested by music educators associated with the highly regarded NYSSMA organization. This best selling Beethoven masterpiece is a recital favorite among countless students and teachers as well as being recognized as a Top 10 featured item at Tom Lee Music in Hong Kong.