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YourClassical Adventures: Episode 66 - Celebrations and Bells


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December 25, 2021

The month of December is packed full of different holidays and we all celebrate them in different ways. Music can unite us all in celebration. Bells are a common sound throughout the festive season. Join host, Liz Lyon as we explore music that features different types of bells.

Episode 66 playlist

Sonos Handbell Ensemble: Silent Night — The oldest existing hand bells are found in China from 1600 B.C.

LISTEN — Sonos Handbell Ensemble: Silent Night

Sonos Handbell Ensemble: Silent Night

Boston Pops Orchestra: Sleigh Ride — Sleigh bells, also known as jingle bells, were originally fastened to horses to warn pedestrians of an approaching sleigh.

LISTEN — Boston Pops Orchestra: Sleigh Ride

Boston Pops Orchestra: Sleigh Ride

Dale Warland Singers: Carol of The Bells — Originally based on traditional Ukrainian folk chants in celebration of the coming new year. This melody was rearranged for orchestra and new lyrics were written which centered on the theme of bells.

LISTEN — Dale Warland Singers: Carol of The Bells

Dale Warland Singers: Carol of The Bells

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