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Christmas Music, Part 5 – Carol of the Bells

Carol of the BellsCarol of the Bells was composed by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (1877-1921) in 1916. Originally titled Shchedryk, this Ukrainian folk song is sometimes called Ukrainian Bell Carol.

It was first performed in the Ukraine on the night of January 13, 1916, on the Julian calendar this is considered New Year’s Eve. In the United States the song was first performed on October 5, 1921 at Carnegie Hall.

This video is from the Christmas special of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, presented at the BYU channel. Very beautiful sound of bells, the orchestra and choir, enjoy the video!

Not the standard version –

 
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This Week’s Sermon – December 9, 2012

Journey To Bethehem

December 9, 2012: Joseph of Bethlehem:  Journey of TrustMatthew. 1:18-24

The Night Before Christmas says that the dreams were of “sugarplums that danced in their heads.”  Don’t know about you but during the rush of Christmas my dreams are more nightmares and not sugarplums.  For Joseph I think it was the same.  Mary pregnant and it wasn’t his!  His life over and dreams crushed!  Now he is told “Don’t be afraid!”  Trust is the word that Joseph had to learn so that there would be a Christmas.

I wonder do we TRUST that Christmas is love, peace and hope?  Do we put our trust in the one who does the Impossible at Christmas?  Let’s see how we can Trust Christmas!

 
 

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