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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Flute Choir
Beginning simply with solo flute 4, flute 3 then takes the melody and the alto and bass flutes add a chromatic bass line setting the mood of this well known carol. A brief canon leads to the middle section, brighter in tempo, and using fragments of the carol. And then, a rollicking 3/4 version (in one) with the carol joyous and unexpectedly Lydian.
Christmas is a celebration of joy and exuberance and this clever arrangement will absolutely delight your audience.
The Ohio State University Flute Troupe, directed by Katherine Borst Jones, recorded this piece. The full version is available for your listening pleasure under Hear an Excerpt.
Composer: Anne McGinty
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 4 Flutes, Alto Flute & Bass Flute
Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 25 pages, 8.5″ x 11″