Classical Musician

Christmas Bells

£2.50

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Commissioned by Richard Mayo for Dulwich College Chapel Choir in South London, this carol for SATB, organ and bass drum is available from Stainer & Bell.
It is a setting of Longfellow’s poem Christmas Bells (1863), written closely following the death of his wife and at the height of the American Civil War. The bass drum in the central section represents artillery fire.