L006 The Carol Of The Bells - Leontovych, M. (PDF DOWNLOAD)

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"Shchedryk", meaning 'bountiful' is the original name of this New Year carol. The Ukrainian text tells of a swallow flying into a house to sing of the bounty and wealth that will come the following Spring. The hypnotic 4-note ostinato is shared between the 6 equal voices, and in the second verse the bell figures build to a jubilant wash of sound.

Grading: 5 to 7

Duration:  1'10

Composer: Leontovych, M.

Arranger: Orriss, M.

Instrumentation: Flute Sextet: 6 Fls.

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