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Carol of the Bells (arr Davis)

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Mykola Leontovych

Mykola Leontovych (arr. Chip Davis; adapt. Robert Longfield)


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This melody is also known as the Ukranian Bell Carol.


General Info

Year: 1904 [1914?] / 2009
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carol
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Putting their unique and distinctive stamp on a holiday classic, here is the Mannheim Steamroller version of Carol of the Bells. This setting features a driving rhythmic pulse, a short trumpet solo, and a creative orchestration.

- Program Note by publisher


Carol of the Bells is a popular Christmas carol composed by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914 with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. The song is based on a Ukrainian folk chant called Shchedryk.

The song is recognized by a four-note ostinato motif. It has been arranged many times for different genres, styles of singing and settings and has been covered by artists and groups of many genres: classical, metal, jazz, country music, rock, and pop. The piece has also been featured in films, television shows, and parodies.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Farmington) (Jacob Lehman, conductor) – 16 December 2018
  • New Horizons Band of Sonoma County (Healdsburg, Calif.) (Lew Sbrana, conductor) – 17 December 2017
  • Hebron High School (Carrollton, Tex.) Band – 15 December 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


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