God rest you merry gentlemen
arrangement of the traditional English carol for choir SATB divisi (a cappella - optional percussion and brass accompaniment)
- Duration 3' 30"
This starts low and slow; each subsequent verse is higher and faster (echoes of "cossack" style), with more notes in a rough organum/brutal folk-type harmony - the audience usually laughs at the end. It may be accompanied by a drum or two.