9 December – Carol of the Bells

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

Hayley Westenra is a New Zealand singer, and this track was from her 2009 Christmas album, Winter Magic. Carol of the Bells was composed in 1904, and Wikipedia says helpfully that it’s based on a folk chant known in Ukrainian as “Shchedryk”. I really love the repeating bell-like motif.

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