Carol of the Bells - A Duet for Chimes

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

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.

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