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PRESS-RELEASE: Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

Dear Friends and Fans!


Five years ago, together with my friend and a very talented musician Dmitry Kotleev, we released this arrangement of the Ukrainian Christmas carol Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Today this recording sounds like never before.This was an enormously hard year with a catastrophe happening in the world outside and in our inner worlds. All we wish for this Christmas is peace. No war. This composition is now available on all major streaming platforms: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/2EvZe1QgF8QPlHIhq4jQkm?si=uES11UzNRJK55niiLWeoWA iTunes https://music.apple.com/au/album/shchedryk-carol-of-the-bells-god-rest-ye-merry/1660000424 YouTube Music https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=-ElGvV_4tlk&feature=share Amazon Music https://music.amazon.com.au/albums/B0BQ6WH4W5?marketplaceId=A39IBJ37TRP1C6&musicTerritory=AU&ref=dm_sh_DzDNUUoDuiyPoGjZ1OhsNrpQG Please listen and pray for peace together with us. Thank you * * * This is an arrangement of the famous Carol of the Bells, in fact, of three songs at the same time. The original song is the Ukrainian carol called “Shchedryk”, from the word “generous”. Later this song was adapted into English and became world famous. We combined both versions and added the traditional God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, which is well suited here.Share this song with relatives and friends.


ЩЕДРИК

Щедрик, щедрик, щедрівочка,

Прилетіла ластівочка,

Стала собі щебетати,

Господаря викликати:

“Вийди, вийди, господарю,

Подивися на кошару,

Там овечки покотились,

А ягнички народились,

В тебе товар весь хороший,

Будеш мати мірку грошей,

Хоч не гроші, то полова —

В тебе жінка чорноброва“.

Щедрик, щедрик, щедрівочка,

Прилетіла ластівочка. CAROL OF THE BELLS

Hark how the bells,

Sweet silver bells,

All seem to say,

Throw cares away

Christmas is here,

Bringing good cheer,

To young and old,

Meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong

That is their song

With joyful ring

All caroling.

One seems to hear

Words of good cheer

From everywhere

Filling the air.

Oh how they pound,

Raising the sound,

O'er hill and dale,

Telling their tale.

Gaily they ring

While people sing

Songs of good cheer,

Christmas is here.

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

On on they send, On without end,

Their joyful tone To every home.

Ding dong ding dong Ding dong ding dong GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

God rest ye merry gentlemen

Let nothing you dismay

Remember Christ our Savior

Was born on Christmas Day

To save us all from Satan's pow'r

When we were gone astray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises,

All you within this place,

And with true love and brotherhood

Each other now embrace;

This holy tide of Christmas

Doth bring redeemimg grace.

O tidings of comfort and joy,

Comfort and joy

O tidings of comfort and joy


Vocals - Natalia Melnik and Dmitry Kotleev

Chorus - Dmitry Kotleev

Guitar - Dmitry Kotleev

Arrangement - Dmitry Kotleev

Sound recording - Dmitry Kotleev

Video recording - Dmitry Kotleev

Aero footage - Dmitry Kotleev

Special effects - Dmitry Kotleev


NATALIA MELNIK www.nataliamelnik.com

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