Carol of the Bells

Carol of the Bells

The story of Carol of the Bells is hardly as well known as the song itself. It has been re-interpreted over and over by a variety of artists — most recently by Lindsey Stirling: Stirling, who seems to command you watch as much as listen, captures the original spirit of Carol of the Bells simply by making it more about the music than of Christmas. Such was the case originally with Carol of the Bells. The song was composed by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914, who crafted the piece based on traditional Ukrainian folk chants that welcomed the NewRead more

Carol of Bells That Rocks, Amazes and Inspires

Carol of Bells That Rocks, Amazes and Inspires

Trevor Loucks of 92 Keys contacted us early this morning to share the group’s new Christmas video, released just yesterday, titled Carol of the Bells. I had never heard of Trevor or 92 Keys. But we all know Carol of the Bells. Carol of the Bells was not originally a Christmas song. It is a Ukrainian folk carol typically associated with the New Year and wishing good fortune on a family or friends in an upcoming season. It made it’s American debut in the 1920s. Written in 1916 by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovich and titled “Shchedryk,” the song tells theRead more