Joy Revisited, and its companion piece, Joy (17615400), are the result of creating two works using the same general melodic and expressive content. Joy was created with young players in mind, while Joy Revisited was aimed at more advanced players.
Thus, Joy Revisited is somewhat longer, more technically demanding, and develops ideas further than its companion. Where Joy sounds a dominant chord, Joy Revisited elaborates upon that chord with a flourish of 16th-notes. While Joy moves at a bright tempo and is centered around Bb, Joy Revisited moves even faster, and is centered around Eb, extending the register of the instruments upwards by a perfect fourth.
Both come from the same essential cut of cloth, composed more or less simultaneously; born out of the same source of inspiration. Joy and Joy Revisited serve as two expressions of the feelings experienced by one expectant father (the composer) on one wonderfully anxious and exciting day.