God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Christmas Carol / Hymn Piano Solo

Hymn Tune "God Rest You Merry"

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

This "modern" arrangement is a transcription of the piano part of my 2016 recording of the traditional English Christmas Carol, "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen."

The recording features a backing combo, but the arrangement may also be played as a piano solo.

Unless you have large hands, you will probably want to use your right thumb to play the E and F notes in the bass-clef phrase at the end of the intro and between verses. Don’t be overly intimidated by the key signature of the final verse. It may take some effort to learn it, but it’s important to be able to play in all key signatures. You can do it!

My performance of this arrangement is available on youtube at https://youtu.be/xX8RVAWJgdI, or visit my youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/dayzzzed, for this and other songs.

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