"Carol of the Bells" is a choral miniature work
composed by the Ukrainian Mykola Leontovych.
Leontovych's composition, is characterised by the use
of a four note motif as an ostinato figure throughout
the work. This ostinato figure is an ancient pagan
Ukrainian New Year's (originally celebrated in April)
magical chant known in Ukrainian as "Shchedryk" [the
I created this arrangement for my friend and Pastor
Julian J. Champion of the West Point School of Music
located in Chicago IL. It has a single purpose for
making music accessible to inner-city and disadvantaged
youth. They are a struggling organization with a
wonderful purpose. This arrangement is created for
Steel Orchestra (Lead Pans (2), Double Lead, Alto Pan,
Cello Pan & Bass Pan) Steel Drums.