A Gallery Carol

A Gallery Carol, also known as Rejoice and Be Merry, is a playful tune celebrating the “birthday of Jesus, Our King.” The song belongs to the tradition associated with the choirs and bands sited in the west galleries of churches before the advent of organs in the mid-19th century. This particular carol was discovered in the early 20th century in an old Dorset west-gallery songbook and included in the English Carol Book of 1919. The original songbook has been lost but the original carol probably dates back to the early or mid-18th century.

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