CC-216 Classical Christmas Bells


Mozart’s Joy To The World (Slow)

Mozart’s Joy To The World (Fast)

Bach’s Away In A Manger

Haydn’s Sleigh Song (Jingle Bells – Slow)

Haydn’s Sleigh Song (Jingle Bells – Fast)

Pachelbel’s The First Noël

Vivaldi’s Silent Night

Beethoven’s Angels (Angels We Have Heard On High)


CC-216   Classical Christmas Bells – A Collection of Christmas Favorites for Young Players – Kit with CD, by Karl Hitzemann

With the popularity of the collection Classical Bells, we decided it would be fun to arrange six well-known Christmas carols in various classical styles. What if Mozart had written “Joy To The World,” or if Beethoven had arranged “Angels We Have Heard On High,” or if Haydn had composed “Jingle Bells”? Other arrangements include Vivaldi’s take on “Silent Night,” Bach’s version of “Away In A Manger,” and Pachelbel’s “The First Noël.” These six arrangements for bells with orchestral accompaniment will have your players feeling like they are part of a symphony!

Using the diatonic bells, the tunes are in settings that are designed to feature young bell players. And of course, these arrangements will work with any type of pitched percussion instruments, such as Boomwhackers®.

Handbells and classical Christmas carols, a great combination!