God Rest Ye Merry Mallets composed by R. W. Smith. Concert band. For concert band. Young Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR373). Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Composed 2011. Duration 2 minutes, 48 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-4017-00).
Feature your entire percussion section on your holiday concert with this unique arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Mysterious at times, exciting throughout, this is a fun and unique opportunity to focus on keyboard percussion while creating a musical highlight for all. Your percussionists will ask to rehearse this over and over again.
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.