Carol of the Bells - A Duet for Chimes

Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
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This is the second piece written for my "Deuce Duets for Percussion" series. "Carol of the Bells" is a wonderful song, and even though many great treatments already exist, I wanted to create one of my own. The pedaling makes this piece a little more difficult, but it is a lot of fun to play. Writing it for chimes kept with the inspiration that caused Leontovych to compose the original nearly 100 years ago.

I encourage you to listen to the MP3 of this piece (the Scorch version doesn’t do it justice) by clicking on the "Listen to MP3" button. I also encourage listening on headphones, or a decent speaker system with Left and Right speakers with a decent amount of distance between them. It was quite difficult to get the separate between the two chime sets to eliminate all of the overtones and make them distinct.

Score ID
Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Year of composition
Not applicable (e.g. worksheet)
2 minutes
Percussion ensemble
Modern classical music

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