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Carol of the Bells

By Mykola Leontovich

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Orchestra String Orchestra - Grade 1
Composed by Mykola Leontovich. Carl Fischer Beginning String Orchestra Series. Carol of the Bells is one of the most popular of Christmas carols. It became a Christmas staple in the 1930s when composer/arranger Peter Wilhousky added the famous Christmas lyrics to this then-unknown Ukrainian folk song and gave it the title Carol of t. Score and Parts. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer #BAS42. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.BAS42).

Item Number: CF.BAS42

ISBN 9780825866678. 8.5 x 11 inches. Key: E minor. Text: Peter Wilhousky.

As one of the easiest arrangements in existence, Larry Clark has taken this infectious holiday classic and scaled it down for the beginning string group, while keeping the integrity of the original composition intact. He also cleverly combines God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen with the carol for added interest.

About Carl Fischer Beginning String Orchestra Series

This series of Grade 1 pieces is designed for first year string groups. The pieces in this series are characterized by:ulliLimited parts (often 2nd violin and viola are the same part, cello and bass are same part)/liliLimited keys and rhythms - only simple 8th note patterns/liliLimited independence of parts/liliPlayable after limited study time/liliFirst position and natural bowings/liliPiano for rehearsal and reinforcement/liul/p

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