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Christmas by themes: Bell theme



Below please find the compilation of songs for a concert, "Ring, Christmas Bells." Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Tom Porter
Bismarck State College
thporter(a)gwmail.nodak.edu

CHRISTMAS LITERATURE: BELLS

Advent Bell Carol by Wagner, Douglas E
The Angels Sing the Church Bells Ring by Ehret, Walter (SA-easy)
L'angelus, (La cloche sonne l'angélus), Roger-Ducasse, Jean-Jules Aimable
Bell Carol of the Kings by Kern
The Bell Carol, William Mathias
Bell Chorus, Leoncavallo, Ruggiero (secular)
The Bells, Ahrold, Frank
Bells by Stephen Paulus
Bells Across the Snow by York, David (TTBB)
The Bells are Ringing on Christmas Eve, Ehret, Walter
Bells Bells Christmas Bells, Frost
The Bells of Bethlehem, Slaney, I
The Bells of Christmas, (Hear the ringing of the bells) Allen, Robert E., Melody by Prokofiev
The Bells of St. Mary's
Campana sobre campana Conrad Susa
Campana Sobre Campana, by Dr. Lincoln Andrade uses onomotopoeia in the lyrics, with the different
voices imitating the sounds of bells. A delightful piece! The spanish text offers a challenge to your
choristers, off-setting the simple melody of the folk song.
Carillon for Christmas, Curtwright
Carol of the Shepherds by Stephen Paulus published by European American
Carol of the Six Christmas Bells by Boodle, Christopher
Christmas Bells, Berkeley, Michael
Christmas Bells by Rutter, John
Christmas Bells Are Ringing by Robert P. Manookin (#00619 Sonos, available from Jackman Press)
Les cloches du carillon, Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
La cloche du soir (Vois, déjà vient la nuit grise) arr. Bovet, Joseph
La crèche de Noël Roesgen-Champion, Marguerite
Ding, dong Merrily on High
Evening Bells, Sveshnikov, Alexander (Musica Russica)
Evening Bell Chorus by Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Hear the bells ring (Bells are ringing, ding dong) Brubeck, Dave
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I saw three ships, Rutter
I Saw Three Ships, Edward Henderson
I Saw Three Ships arr. Mack Wilberg Hinshaw (HMC-923)
Let the Bells of Christmas Ring by Harris, Louis
Let the Bells Ring Out by Williams, James Paul
Let the Merry Bells Ring Round by Handel, George Frederic
Monotonously Rings the Little Bell, Prokhorov, Vadim
"Oh, Mary, oh, Martha, Oh Mary ring them bells (repeat)I hear arch angels singing rock of Jerusalem I hear arch angels singing ring- them bells".
Past Three O'Clock, Fissinger
Ringeltanze by Libby Larsen EC Schirmer
Ring Out Your Bells, Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Ring Out, Wild Bells, Nelson, Ron (4 hand piano) (TTBB)
Ring de Christmas Bells, Hairston, Jester
Ring the Bell, Luboff, Norman
Ring the Bells of Christmas, Perry
Russian Bell Carol, Montan
Sleighbell Serenade by Philip Lane
Soft, Oh Soft by William Copper
Swingel Bells I (set), Swingle, Ward
Sing, Christmas Bell, Beveridge, Thomas G.


on June 29, 2003 10:00pm
Interested in any/all pieces accompanied or themed with bells.
Ideally TTBB, but can arrange.
Most grateful for perusal copies.

Dr. Stan Hill
4200 Dupont Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412