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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Composer: Trad
Arranger: Anders Högstedt
Durata: 5 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Snowflakes – A Classical Christmas
Year: 1760
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba - female choir and symphony orchestra, Tuba and Symphony Orchestra

Baadsvik about the title: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is a genuine Christmas carol from around 1760. The first time I fell under this song’s spell was when I performed it together with the singer Sissel Kyrkjebø on her Christmas tour in 2006. Anders Högstedt has made a lively arrangement that engages the entire orchestra.

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