God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Eleven optional handchimes (in 3-octave treble range) add a reflective contrast in 4/4 to the main sections of sprightly syncopation in 6/8. The main melody is "adjusted" for 6/8 and is accompanied by a bouncy staccato effect. A separate score for percussion (finger cymbals or triangle) is included in the bell folio. Measures total 95.