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Carol of the Bells

This piece, Shchedryk, was written by Ukrainan composer Mykola Leontovych in 1916, as an assignment for a harmony course. The ostinato is an ancient new year's chant. Peter Wilhousky wrote the English lyrics in 1936, transforming the song into a Christmas carol.

The looping ostinato and the stepwise harmonic progressions lend the composition a chiptune-like character to begin with, which made it a perfect choice for this little 8-bit greeting. Merry Christmas!

Posted Sunday 19-Dec-2010 18:01

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Mon 20-Dec-2010 09:10
Very nice! But I choose to hear the lyrics to carol of the old ones:

Linus Åkesson
Mon 20-Dec-2010 19:10
Very nice! But I choose to hear the lyrics to carol of the old ones:


Thank you, and may you be eaten first! =)
Sun 24-Feb-2013 19:21
One of my favourite christmas songs. Very nice.

Tue 16-Apr-2013 16:35
Ding, fries are done. :) You are certainly talented, but that song always reminds me of Family Guy... Would you like an apple pie with that?