Carol Of The Bells is probably my favorite of the classic Christmas tunes. It's also known as the "Ukranian Bell Carol" and was first played to American audiences in 1921 at Carnegie Hall. It also seems to be the version that let's people get really creative with their renditions. Check out these 5 totally different versions arranged from shortest (1:18) to longest (6:19).
- John Williams - Carol Of The Bells [MP3]
- Poirot - Carol Of The Bells [MP3]
- Barenaked Ladies - Carol Of The Bells [MP3] *
- Mannheim Steamroller - Carol Of The Bells [MP3]
- December People - Carol Of The Bells [MP3]
* Highly Recommended
Video of a 7 and 1/2 minute long rendition by pianist Joseph Dang after the jump. You gotta watch how he builds the song up until it blows. Soo good.
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Joseph Dang - Carol Of The Bells