Voices of Liberty - Below is a video of the Voices of Liberty performing this arrangement of Carol of the Bells at Disney’s Epcot in 2014.
Composed by Mykola Leontovych, arr. by Derric Johnson, transcribed by Matt Harloff
Carol of the Bells is one of the most popular songs performed during the holiday season. This popular Christmas carol was composed by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914 with lyrics by Peter Wilhousky. The song is based on a Ukrainian folk chant called “Shchedryk.”
Derric Johnson Series: This brass choir arrangement was transcribed by the vocal arrangement written by Derric Johnson. Mr. Johnson served as creative consultant for WALT DISNEY WORLD for 33 years where he arranged and produced THE VOICES OF LIBERTY, a featured vocal ensemble that sings daily in The American Adventure located in Epcot on the Walt Disney World property in Florida. He also arranged and produced the CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL, Disney’s most popular live show sung during the holiday season. Mr. Johnson worked alongside Walt Disney on a couple of projects as they created and produced vocal entertainment for Magic Kingdom. For more information on Derric Johnson, please visit his web site: www.derricjohnson.com
The Voices of Liberty performing Carol of the Bells & Ukrainian Medley in The American Adventure located in Epcot on the Walt Disney World property in Florida. You can also purchase the brass choir transcription of The Ukrainian Medley on the web site and perform just like The Voices of Liberty.
Difficulty level: Medium-easy, Grade 2.5
Copyright clearance required: No - Wilhousky’s lyrics are copyrighted, but the original musical composition is not.
Instrumentation: 3 Trumpets, 2 French Horns, 3 Trombones/Baritones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba
This product includes a director's score and individual parts that may be printed for your students.
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