Oh how they pound, raising the sound, o'er hill and dale, telling their tale. On on they send, on without end, their joyful tone to every home. Ding dong ding How the bells". Its first popularity arose largely from Wilhousky's ability to reach a wide audience as his role as arranger for the NBC Symphony Orchestra. It is now strongly associated with Christmas because of its new lyrics, which reference bells, caroling, and the line "merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas". All rights reserved. The song is based on the Ukrainian folk chant "Shchedryk".
The Story Behind Carol of the Bells
The song is based on the Ukrainian folk chant " Shchedryk ". The carol is metrically bistable, and a listener can focus on either meter or switch between them. It has been performed in many genres: classical , metal , jazz , country music , rock , and pop. The piece has also been featured in films, television shows, and parodies. Conductor of the Ukrainian Republic Choir Oleksander Koshyts also spelled Alexander Koshetz commissioned Leontovych to create the song based on traditional Ukrainian folk chants, and the resulting new work for choir, "Shchedryk", was based on four notes Leontovych found in an anthology. The original folk story related in the song was associated with the coming New Year , which, in pre- Christian Ukraine, was celebrated with the coming of spring in April. The original Ukrainian title translates to "the generous one"  or is perhaps derived from the Ukrainian word for bountiful shchedryj ,  and tells a tale of a swallow flying into a household to proclaim the bountiful year that the family will have. The songs sung for this celebration are known as Shchedrivky. The song was first performed by students at Kiev University in December , but the song lost popularity in Ukraine shortly after the Soviet Union took hold.
Several of the apostles have grown up in part member homes. And there are questions and lessons that dual-faith couples face that zero-faith or single-faith households do not. I chose to get married and move across the state to live with my husband and left my job, family and friends and let me tell you, it's been tremendously difficult to meet new friends in the new town.
Their values and the values of popular western culture are wildly disparate, which can be tough for them to navigate early in life. Hell we haven't even gone in a date yet. The day could come where she has to decide between her relationship with you and her church. I've been in a similar situation before. Sorry, but it just isn't worth it.