Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Carol of the Bells

We here at Sal Fasano's are big fans of the Christmas season, especially the music that goes with it.

We're all familiar with the famous Carol of the Bells, written in 1916 by Ukrainian composer and priest Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych. In recent years, its most famous incarnation has been the heavy rock version by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That version is often choreographed to videos of elaborate Christmas light setups and to be honest, I consider myself a non-fan.

So I was perusing the YouTubes today looking for a unique arrangement of this Christmas classic, and I stumbled upon this celestial gem by George Winston. It is the polar (ha) opposite of the TSO version and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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