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Gaudete – Brass Quintet


Gaudete is a 16th century Christmas carol, first published in 1582 in Finland. The carol is referred to as a medieval folk carol, and was most likely written in the late 1400s. It’s origin in unknown.

There are many notated versions of this carol, with a variety of meters. This arrangement has meters based on the Latin lyrics, thus the 3 + 3 phrasing. The stanzas are followed by a 4-bar refrain.

The title means rejoice, and the music will bring joy and great delight to your audience.

Composer: Anne McGinty
Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
Duration/# of Pages: ca. 1:40 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
Key: N/A

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