Good Christian Men Rejoice
The opening measures feature the Singing Bell technique which leads into a lively 16 measure theme with a definite Celtic flair. The theme recurs between each verse of the carols. The accompanying optional Bodhran adds to the rhythmic intensity of this exhilarating arrangement. The most challenging aspect of this piece is its spirited "dotted quarter = 104" tempo. Scored in Eb Major, it is 144 measures.