Carolls Of The Bells
Composer: Mykola Leontovych
“Carol of the Bells” is a choral miniature work composed by the Ukrainian Mykola Leontovych in 1916. Although the first version of the composition was composed in 1904, it first premiered in December 1916 performed by a student choral group at Kiev University. It was introduced to Western audiences by the Ukrainian National Chorus during its concert tour of Europe and the Americas, where it premiered in the United States on October 5, 1921 at Carnegie Hall. An copyrighted English text was created by Peter Wilhousky in the 1930s, and since then it has been performed and sung worldwide during the Christmas season.
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