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Carol of the Bells

Music by Mykola Leontovych

"Carol of the Bells" is a popular Christmas carol, with music by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914 and lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. The song is based on the Ukrainian folk chant "Shchedryk". Wilhousky's lyrics are under copyright protection (owned by Carl Fischer Music); the music is in the public domain. The music is based on a four-note ostinato and is in 3/4 time signature. The ringer of the B-flat bell, though, feels it in 6/8 time. The carol is metrically bistable, and a listener can focus on either meter or switch between them. It has been performed in many genres: classical, metal, jazz, country music, rock, and pop. The piece has also been featured in films, television shows, and parodies.

    Release Date: 1914
Awards
1996 - Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes Best Original Arrangement



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : A Cappella Christmas : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999416510 : 0793595274 : 08741651

Deke Sharon : A Cappella Christmas

As part of the tradition established by the fine CASA songbooks, these nineteen familiar carols are arranged for the beginning group. Easy to use and read (though without the performance notes or instructions for transcription of the other CASA volumes), this songbook will have everyone singing with relative ease.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard On High, Carol of the Bells, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High , Good King Wencesla, Here We Come A Caroling, The Holly And The Ivy, Jingle Bells (Original Version), Jolly Old Saint Nicholas , Joy To The World , Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! , Now Is The Month Of Christmas , O Christmas Tree, O Holy Night, Pat-a-pan, Silent Night , The Sleigh, Up On The Housetop , We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | 1144b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Deke Sharon : Deck The Halls : SAB : 01 Songbook : 073999871364 : 0634084216 : 08744370

Deke Sharon : Deck The Halls

At last! A songbook of holiday songs designed for middle school voices (or adult groups with just a few men!). Based on the best-selling arrangements from SATB CASA Songbooks, these charts are designed to make it easy on the male voices.

Songlist: Carol of the Bells, Deck The Halls, Good King Wenceslas, The Hannukah Song, Here We Come A-Caroling, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, O Christmas Tree, Silent Night, Stille Nacht, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SAB | 9031b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Christmas Songbook : SATBBB : 01 Songbook : 888680650421 : 9781495077753 : 00199905

King's Singers : Christmas Songbook

This songbook includes eight arrangements from the King's Singers 2016 album of the same name. A blend of carols and holiday pops as arranged by Robert Rice and Keith Roberts.

Songlist: Carol Of The Bells, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, The First Nowell, Frosty The Snow Man, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Silent Night, White Christmas

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Voicing: SATBBB | Performed by King's Singers | 4526b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Kirby Shaw : Christmas Jazz for SAB : SAB : Sheet Music

Kirby Shaw : Christmas Jazz for SAB

Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences.

Songlist: Carol of the Bells, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy, Silent Night

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Voicing: SAB | 2806b | Sheet Music | $4.25 | With Piano


Kirby Shaw : Christmas Jazz for Mixed Voices : SATB : Sheet Music

Kirby Shaw : Christmas Jazz for Mixed Voices

Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences.

Songlist: Carol of the Bells, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, The Holly and the Ivy, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | 2807b | Sheet Music | $4.25 | With Piano


Kirby Shaw : Jazz Christmas for SSA : SSA : Sheet Music

Kirby Shaw : Jazz Christmas for SSA

Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences.

Songlist: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, The Holly And The Ivy, Silent Night, Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SSA | 4117b | Sheet Music | $4.25 | With Piano


Various : Holiday Moods : SATB divisi : Songbook : 073999836400 : 0634012576 : 50483640

Various : Holiday Moods

This collection includes the songs: Deck the Halls - O Christmas Tree - Here We Come A-Wassailing - Carol of the Bells - Jingle Bells. Includes piano reduction. Orchestral parts available on rental.

Songlist: O Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Carol Of The Bells, Deck The Hall, Here We Come A-Wassailing

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 70659b | Songbook | $4.95


Various Arrangers : Vocal Jazz Christmas I : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Vocal Jazz Christmas I

Thad Jones, a wonderful writer, left us the beautiful, sensitive piece, 'A Child Is Born.' With all due respect to the music, the arrangement is simple, sparse and, of course, a cappella. Vocalists must work wholeheartedly with breathing, phrasing, matching of vowel shapes, cutoffs and impeccable dynamics. Ellen Hoffman's arrangement of 'A Song For Christmas' is a fun jazzy tune for all who love the season. A knockout amalgam of jazz waltz/traditional carol moves 'Carol of the Bells' along at a rocket pace with phrases alternating between straight 8th and swing, and harmonic content between jazz and traditional. The middle section of the piece offers a brief slowdown before returning to the fast-paced crescendo to the climax. With an uptempo swinging groove, a rockin solo and gorgeous background vocals, 'Merry Christmas Baby' is sure to be an audience pleaser at your holiday concert.

Songlist: A Child Is Born, A Song For Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 4290b | Sheet Music | $11.98 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Women's Pop Christmas : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Pop Christmas bestseller

Spread a little Christmas cheer with the doo-wop-style arrangement of the classic '50s pop song " Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree". Works great in all the voicings. Easily transportable for carorling or other programming options, this doo-wop style a cappella setting of this holiday favorite will be first on everyone's list. Irving Berlin's classic " White Christmas " is exquisite and "Silver Bells", one of the most loved Christmas songs of all time, will bring a special moment to every holiday performance! There's a campy doo-wop setting of the Meredith Willson classic " It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" and a playful doo-wop setting of "Deck the Hall" with solo opportunities and choreography possibilities, this piece is transportable for program options and caroling.

Songlist: Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Carol of the Bells, White Christmas, Silver Bells, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Deck the Halls

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Voicing: SSAA | 9192b | Sheet Music | $12.95 | A Cappella


The Carpenters : Carpenters - Christmas Portrait : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064308 : 0634032410 : 00306430

The Carpenters : Carpenters - Christmas Portrait

This stellar collection features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of all the songs from Karen and Richard Carpenter's million-selling 1978 Christmas album. Includes 36 of the season's best: Ave Maria - Carol of the Bells - Christ Is Born - The Christmas Song - The Christmas Waltz - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Home for the Holidays - I'll Be Home for Christmas - It Came upon a Midnight Clear - It's Christmas Time - Little Altar Boy - Merry Christmas, Darling - O Holy Night - Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Silent Night - Sleigh Ride - and more!

Songlist: Silent Night, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Holy Night, Carol Of The Bells, Ave Maria, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, It's Christmas Time, The First Noel, An Old Fashioned Christmas, Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies, Good King Wenceslas, In Dulce Jubilo, Little Jesus, Overture Miniature, Valse Des Fleurs, Christ Is Born, Gesł Bambino (The Infant Jesus), March Of The Toys, Silver Bells, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Sleigh Ride, Frosty The Snow Man, Happy Holiday, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, I'll Be Home For Christmas, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Carpenters | 20284b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Carol of the Bells : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Songbook : 08741879 : 073999418798

Kirby Shaw : Carol of the Bells

The traditional Ukrainian bell carol with new a cappella lyrics by Kirby Shaw, and a jazz waltz setting that is truly unique!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08741879


Carol of the Bells : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08743694 : 073999436945

Kirby Shaw : Carol of the Bells

Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences. Includes: Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (R), ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743694


Carol of the Bells : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08743695 : 073999684803

Kirby Shaw : Carol of the Bells

Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences. Includes: Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (R), ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743695


Carol of the Bells : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08743696 : 073999436969

Kirby Shaw : Carol of the Bells

Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences. Includes: Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (R), ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743696


Carol of the Bells : SATB : Jay Rouse : Sheet Music : 35029441 : 884088961305 : 148036469X

Jay Rouse : Carol of the Bells

A fabulous new find for the holidays! This favorite and familiar tune is crafted as a jazzy a cappella work that is creative and musically rich with diverse vocals, legato at times and crisp and bell-like at others. And let's not forget the optional high soprano descant! Simply an outstanding arrangement for your singers.

Arranger: Jay Rouse

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029441

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