About Carol of the Bells
This is an orchestral transcription (instrumental version) by Sergey Bryukhno of famous Ukrainian carol “Shchedryk” (Ukrainian: Щедрик, from Щедрий вечiр, “Bountiful Evening”), now known as for English speaking world as “Carol Of The Bells”. Originally “Shchedryk” was a four-note tune dating back to the pre-Christian era that Ukrainians sang in the spring when swallows returned from their winter migration. Centuries later, in 1916, Ukrainian conductor and composer Mykola Leontovych turned it into “a choral masterpiece.” It premiered at the Kyiv Philharmonic in December that same year.
- Mykola Leontovych: Carol of the Bells (Transcr. for Orchestra by Sergey Bryukhno) – Single
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