Celtic Bell Carol

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

Subtitle: Featuring the Percussion Section

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute (op. piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Mark Tree
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Wooden Board


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Your percussion section will think this is the best Christmas present ever! Take the ever-popular Ukrainian Bell Carol and place it in the style of a Celtic dance and you've got the biggest hit of the holiday season. With some Celtic drumming to spotlight your percussion you'll have a piece that everyone will want to play and hear year after year. Start a holiday tradition!

- Program Note from publisher

Robert W. Smith's continues his very popular bell carol series with this holiday stop in beautiful Ireland. Celtic Bell Carol begins with the saxophone and flute evoking mysterious images of Celtic dancers as they prepare for their holiday celebration. The percussion section is featured throughout with infectious Irish rhythms added to the famous Ukrainian Bell Carol. This exciting setting will be the centerpiece or finale of your next holiday concert. Highly recommended!

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Robert W. Smith website Accessed 6 September 2021
  • Smith, R. (2010). Celtic Bell Carol: Featuring the Percussion Section [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.