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Beyond the Bell Carol

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: RWS Music, through C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drumset (optional to substitute percussion 1 instruments)
    • Bass Drum
    • Concert Toms
    • Crash Cymbal
    • Ride Cymbal
    • Snare Drum
  • Mark Tree
  • Shakers (multiple)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone (optional Marimba)

Lead Guitar (with distortion)
Rhythm Guitar (with distortion)
Bass Guitar


In Parts:

  • Mallet Percussion, m. 111: Move "Vibes" marking to beat 2 of the measure (bells should be playing the downbeat of the measure only as well)

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

This rock and roll-themed arrangement of the traditional Ukranian Bell Carol is a fresh new sound for a winter concert. Intertwined with other classic holiday melodies, Robert W. Smith has truly gone Beyond The Bell Carol. With optional solo guitar, bass guitar and drum set parts, the opportunity to feature an entire band program is included throughout this arrangement. There is even a solo section that can be opened up to feature individual wind soloists.

- Program Note from publisher


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