Bell Carol Processional
This song is based on a traditional Ukrainian folk chant. It was associated with the coming New Year which, in pre-Christian Ukraine, was celebrated with the coming of spring in April. This five part arrangement is written for 5 octaves of handbells and/or handchimes. However, the arrangement can be adapted for use with smaller bell/chime sets by transposing the parts up or down an octave as necessary. In all, choirs will find this arrangement to be very useful and very amenable to adaptation. Key of C Minor. 44 measures.