Carol of the Bells

Traditional/ Folk
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SMC SO104C/ HL 210383

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
String Orchestra
This intermediate arrangement blends a traditional approach to this holiday favorite with a popular twist somewhat reminiscent of the scores of Leroy Anderson. The melody is passed among all the sections as variety is breathed into the ostinato patterns with variations in texture, dynamics, rhythm, and the use of pizzicato. Care has been taken in the placement of bowings at key points and ensuring the parts are well balanced between variety and playability for the abilities of school and community orchestras.