After a solemn, traditional introduction with a lot of flowing counterpoint, this arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen takes off and doesn’t let up until the end of the long tuba rendition of the melody, nearly covered up by all the counterpoint.
 

It’s a fun tune to play and to listen to.

 

God Rest Ye Merry is available from Cimarron Music at: http://www.cimarronmusic.com/carols-for-brass-set-1290
 

This piece has not been recorded, so the mp3 file is a FINALE MIDI audio extract (not the greatest sound, but certainly gives you the idea of how the piece goes).

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - R. Volkmann
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