"Gaudete" literally means 'rejoice' in Latin and is a sacred Christmas carol that was thought to have been composed in the 16th century. The 3rd Sunday of Advent is sometimes called Gaudete Sunday. This arrangement combines the Gaudete tune with another hymn of joy, that being "Joy to the World", which springs forth at the end of the piece. The piece is lively and spirited and uses LV and mixed meter throughout. Perfect for Advent, Christmas, or concert.