A combination of fanfare and theme introduces seven variations on this well-known French carol. All of the variations are energetic and brisk except the fourth, to which the strings and solo flutes bring an aura of gentle melancholy. The opening trumpet fanfare returns in the final variation, punctuating the majestic sounds of the full organ. This piece works well as a prelude for Christmas or Easter services or as a recital piece. Organ and 2 Trumpets.
Instruments: Organ, Two Trumpets