God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
"God's Merry Gentlemen" are "strongly encouraged" to "rest" in this lively rendition of the 18th century English carol. A bell peal sets the work up then lets loose with staccato mallet articulation upon eighth-note chords in the bass register. A section of echo technique on whole notes gives one a chance to breath before venturing on to syncopated accompaniment against an optional 2-octave chime melody. The end is big, full and joyful with a shake or two thrown in for good measure!