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Carol of the Bells

by Jody Marshall

A sparkling collection of Christmas music old and new, featuring hammered dulcimer with Celtic harp, fiddle, recorders, guitar, piano, and other instruments.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Star of Wonder
0:24 $0.99
2. Gower Wassail / Gloucestershire Wassail
3:18 $0.99
3. Nutcracker Mini-Suite
3:44 $0.99
4. Sankt Staffan Han Rider / Carol of the Bells
4:20 $0.99
5. Sleigh Ride Set: Winter's Run / Troika
4:00 $0.99
6. Gesu Bambino
3:18 $0.99
7. Hark, Hark What News / Dublin Bells
3:19 $0.99
8. Frosty's Favorite / Housetop Hornpipe / The Blazing Yule
3:43 $0.99
9. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
2:56 $0.99
10. Noel Nouvelet / Patapan
3:32 $0.99
11. Courante
3:51 $0.99
12. Merry Greet the Day / Christmas Day in the Morning / I Saw Three
4:12 $0.99
13. Still, Still, Still
3:15 $0.99
14. Verbum Caro Factum Est / Angelus ad Virginem
2:36 $0.99
15. Ding Dong Swing
3:53 $0.99
16. The Four Seasons: Winter, 2nd Movement / Joy to the World
5:02 $0.99
17. Star of Wonder
1:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jody Marshall’s music spans the range from traditional Celtic to classical to contemporary and original compositions. Presenting lively performances on both hammered dulcimer and piano, Jody is known for her rich arrangements that draw on a variety of musical idioms and textures.

Carol of the Bells includes delightful performances of seasonal favorites and new compositions, spanning the centuries with haunting medieval melodies, lyrical Renaissance dances, playful Celtic jigs, classics by Tchaikovsky and other composers, and decidedly contemporary takes on familiar carols. Creative arrangements feature hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle, recorders, and more—including rarely heard instruments such as mandocello, mandobass, and cornamuse. Guest performers include Paul Oorts (fretted instruments), Ellen James (Celtic harp), Barbara Heitz (flute), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), John Guillory (recorders and other wind instruments), and other fine musicians.

The Washington Post had this to say about Carol of the Bells: “Count the hammered dulcimer as an instrument seemingly designed for holiday music, whether folk variations on classical standards, . . .wassails and carols from England, Sweden, Ireland and France; or brisk Marshall originals. . .the charms of this centuries-spanning collection are in the sparkling interplay between Marshall’s hammered dulcimer and piano and various other instruments. . .when they swing through “Sleigh Ride Set” (a Marshall original cleverly paired with Prokofiev’s “Troika”), you’ll feel the spray of snow on your face.”



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Alice Crawford

Carol of the Bells CD by Jody Marshall
This is a most delightful, charming and creative Christmas CD featuring hammered dulcimer. Jody's playing of the dulcimer is masterful as are her arrangements and original songs. I especially appreciated the time she took to speak to each piece on her album cover. She wrote that her hope was to contribute to ones seasonal celebrations and many Christmases to come and she has. This CD just makes me happy!! Thank you, Jody.