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Christmas Hymns & Carols in English

Saxophone (Alto) Sheet Music

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen


Lively saxophone sheet music for this traditional English Christmas carol (Easy)!   

Pdf sheet music download for Alto saxophone and piano  

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Includes : One score and one part (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 1/12

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Program Notes on God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen by (Anonymous) :

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen is a famous English Christmas carol from the 18th century.

This score is an arrangement for easy alto saxophone with piano accompaniment.

It is set in the key of D minor.

For your greater enjoyment, both the piano score and the saxophone part include the lyrics in English (one verse and chorus).

Sources :

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Sheet music details :


(God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen)
Composer(Anonymous) Opus/catalog numberChristmas
MovementsLively Composition/First publicationChristmas Hymns & Carols
InstrumentationAlto saxophone and piano StyleChristmas Hymns & Carols
KeyD minor Duration00:41
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 1/12

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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

1. God rest you merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.


O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

2. In Bethlehem, in Jewry,
This blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger,
Upon this blessed Morn;
The which His Mother Mary,
Did nothing take in scorn.
O tidings, etc.

3. From God our Heavenly Father,
A blessed Angel came;
And unto certain Shepherds,
Brought tidings of the same :
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
O tidings, etc.

4. Fear not, then, said the Angel,
Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan's power and might.
O tidings, etc.

5. The shepherds at those tidings,
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding,
In tempest, storm, and wind :
And went to Bethlehem staightway,
The Son of God to find.
O tidings, etc.

6. And when they came to Bethlehem,
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
O tidings, etc.

7. Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings, etc.

Source : Bramley and Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old (London : Novello, Ewer & Co., ca 1871). Carol 1.

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