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Dec 12, 2010 | 11:14 AM EST
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4.7 MB
5 min 5 sec
4.10 / 5.00

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First of all, the full title of this piece is "Variations on a Christmas Carol" which is a bit too long to add as a title here on NG.

Okay, so this piece consists of variations on the Christmas Carol "Carol of the Bells" by Leontovych for a large brass choir. There are several ideas presented through the piece about Church Bells. They are:

-The power and grandness of the bells
-The echoes of the bells in a town
-The distant presence of the bells from afar
-The off-synchronization of the bells
-The mechanics of a bell tower

The main idea, though, is the power of Church Bells. Even though I may be Jewish, I find the presence of giant golden bells to be awe inspiring.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Having been acquainted with this carol...

...and with church bells - I find this a rather grandiose interpretation of the original. Comes second to plainchant and some orchestral Christmas music, but I love this. Kudos!

PenguinSam responds:

I'm glad you enjoyed it, thank you! I always thought of church bells as very grandiose, and this carol reminded me of them. So naturally, a grandiose composition came about using it. I'm glad you love it, thank you for the listen!