Carol of the Bells

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!

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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

4 thoughts on “Carol of the Bells

  1. I know it’s a but late but have you seen the clip of this done on boomwhackers?

      

  2. I love it! Only discovered last day of term but will keep in mind for next year. Beautiful, enchanting (only watched the choir boys version; will watch the others too). Thank you.

      

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