Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blog Caroling with FootNoteMaven

It is so hard to pick a favorite carol but I will go with the first one to come to mind which is Carol of the Bells.  Some versions are better than others.  I recently discovered pianist George Winston.  Here is a video accompanied by the music on YouTube.  Click here

Here are the lyrics copied from http://www.stlyrics.com

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold,

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o'er hill and dale,
telling their tale,

Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here,

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
On on they send ,
on without end,
their joyful tone to every home
Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong

1 comment:

Jacqi said...

Intriguing arrangement! When I first saw that it was by George Winston, I couldn't imagine how he would handle the piece. It doesn't seem characteristically his--but he did a beautiful job, and his trademark sound did come out toward the end. Thanks for sharing this version!