Like many of the traditional carols we perform at Christmas, the composer of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is not known. This carol is unlike most Christmas music in one respect, though: it is in a minor mode. Songs in minor modes are often considered to be dark, sad, or stormy, and therefore, most festive Christmas carols are in a major mode. While God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen conveys a mood of seriousness, it still expresses a bright, uplifting feeling, in spite of its minor mode.
Select the song image below for a printable PDF of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. There are also links to many more arrangements of the carol in seven different keys in treble, bass, and alto clefs. You can also view and print the lyrics to God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. The wind, brass, and string arrangements of the carol are all in the key of concert A, so all of those instruments can play it together. You can also select an instrument image at the bottom of the page for more Christmas songs for your instrument.
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More keys! Select a link below for a printable PDF of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen in any of the following keys, for treble, bass, and alto clef.