Shchedryk - Carol of the Bells (Clarinet Choir)

A New Year's Carol

Mykola Leontovych (Ukrainian Trad.) arr. Alun Cook
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In "the West" we know this as "The Carol of the Bells", but the original was written as a New Year's carol (or Shchedrivka) by Mykola Leontovych based on a Ukrainian folk song melody which tells the story of a Swallow which flies into the house and tells of the joys of spring to come. It is still regularly performed by choirs in its original form in the Ukraine and beyond with their magnificent choral sound. This arrangement can be played with a small ensemble - just 5 Bb Clarinets and Bass Clarinet. The Contras are optional, the Alto part is covered by Clarinet 5 and the Eb part is non-essential but adds colour.

Score ID
Mykola Leontovych (Ukrainian Trad.) arr. Alun Cook
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Clarinet choir
Classical music

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