overtaken by the originals
It is said that everything new is well forgotten old. We decided to support this expression and prepared for you a fresh selection of “bearded” Christmas hits in new arrangements, which overshadowed their originals on all counts. Go!
Carol of the Bells [original] One of the most popular Christmas compositions is none other than the Ukrainian folk song “Shchedryk”, adapted by Nikolai Leontovich. The composer worked on it for almost twenty years: the first edition was presented in 1901, and in 1916 it was first performed by the choir of Kiev University. The English analogue of “Shchedryk” – “Carol of the Bells” – sounded in “South Park”, “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy”, “Adams Family”, “Die Hard” … this list is endless. Continue reading