In my quest to find Christmas music for school I keep coming across the Ukrainian Bell Carol and I now have it firmly stuck in my brain! I really love it and always feel quite moved by it.
I have discovered that it was composed by Mykla Leontovych – a Ukranian composer,priest and music teacher.
It has a very distinctive ostinato running through out
We can have a go at playing this in our music lessons. Those of you who have instruments at home why don’t you see if you can play it? Be sure to show me!
Below are are lots of different versions of the song. Which is your favourite?
Here are 2 VERY silly versions of it featuring Muppets and puppets