Christmas carols: God rest ye merry, gentlemen
I've been slacking off on these, but now that I have my new computer, I've no excuse. This week's carol is "God rest ye merry, gentlemen," a traditional English carol. While doing research for this carol, I realized for the first time that the title isn't [God rest ye] [merry gentlemen] (more or less "Rest, merry gentlement"), but [God rest ye merry] [gentlemen] (closer to "stay merry, gentlemen." What a difference a comma makes.
A version sung by Sissel, the Norwegian coloratura soprano. This isn't the most traditional arrangement, but I liked it the best of the vocal versions I heard.
Stu and Sniper, 2007:
An instrumental jazz duet on piano.
Unknown group, 2008:
A celtic arrangement. Go to about one minute in if you want to skip the introduction.
Bonus: Barenaked Ladies, 2007: