Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee! | Episode 43
We decided that our next two episodes would be on a joyful theme, only to discover that by pure coincidence, both the songs are hymns which are frequently mistaken for Christmas songs.
In this week’s episode, we talk about big fluffy dogs, Romantic era poetry, and pre-WW1 history – although Cara is trying her hardest not to go off down a series of interesting literary and historical rabbit trails. We also talk about the hymn Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee and the Beethoven symphony it was taken from. All that and more!