Postby Jeremiah Lawson » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:54 pm
Mykola Leontovych died in 1921 so that means the choral setting of the folk song would be public domain by now, wouldn't it? If you have trouble finding a transcription at least now the music is old enough that you could tackle an arranging project.
I think that this Ukrainian carol sounds wonderful set in d minor with drop D tuning. It lets you thrash out some very loud sections and then quiet everything down.
I'm starting work on a collection of pieces to perform this coming holiday season. Carol of the Bells is top on my list. It's terribly cool to discover that I already have the music in Chris Parkening's books.