God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for Saxophone Trio
by Traditional
Woodwind Trio - Digital Sheet Music

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Saxophone Trio,Woodwind Ensemble Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1341894

Composed by Traditional. Arranged by James M. Guthrie. Chamber,Christian,Christmas,Holiday,Traditional. 3 pages. Jmsgu3 #927404. Published by jmsgu3 (A0.1341894).

"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" is one of the oldest and most popular Christmas carols from 16th-century England. The earliest known printed edition was published in 1760. The song has been known by different names throughout history, including "God Bless You, Merry Gentlemen" and "God Rest Ye, Merry Christians." The lyrics convey the message of comfort and joy, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the tidings of salvation from Satan's power. The song has been featured in various cultural works, including Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Despite claims that the music originated in the 15th century, evidence supporting this is lacking, and the earliest known source documenting the existence of the carol dates to the mid-18th century. The song is widely misunderstood as being addressed to "merry gentlemen," but the phrase "God rest ye merry" actually means "God make you mighty" or "God keep you strong." The melody is more than just a Christmas song; it conveys a strong religious message and serves as a rallying song to show the world the true meaning of Christmas.

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