12/19/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Carol of the Bells
Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How could we celebrate the season without hearing this popular Christmas song?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQfUgeJxpS0 - Carol of the Bells - Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, Nov. 18, 2007
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvNmOc1QirY - Carol of the Bells - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2008
"The Ukraine region of the
former Soviet Union has been frequently misunderstood. Although for centuries
it was more than large enough to be an independent medium-sized nation, which it
now is, and had
a language, alphabet, and culture distinct from the dominant Russians, the
Ukrainians were often
mistakenly labeled 'Russians.' This miscomprehension affected all sectors of
including the one famous contribution to the literature of carols to emanate
from the Ukraine.
"The music for the very popular holiday song, 'Carol of the Bells,' was created by the Ukraine's most popular composer, Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych (1877-1921). Despite being born in Ukraine, living in Ukraine, and largely working with Ukrainian music, Leontovych and his works are more than occasionally called 'Russian.' The composition from which 'Carol of the Bells' was derived, the choral work Shchedryk, which was first performed by students at Kiev University in December 1916, has not been exempted from the mislabeling. But the Ukrainians, from one perspective, have had the last laugh in this cultural comedy of errors, for by far the best-known carol music to originate in any portion of the former Soviet Union was Leontovych's brilliant musical portrayal of the sounds of Christmas bells.
"Only 20 years after its composition, the music from Shchedryk was converted into a carol halfway around the world. Peter J. Wilhousky (1902-1978), a composer, lyricist, and conductor who worked with Arturo Toscanini on NBC radio, adapted Leontovych's music and added some lyrics....
"Since the synthesis of 'Carol of the Bells' in 1936, the song, also known as 'Ukrainian Carol,' has increasingly become a part of the celebration of Christmas in the United States....."
- William Studwell, The Christmas Carol Reader
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Durwood Adams ('57) AND Susan Bauz ('63)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliot Schlosser ('63) AND Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA;
23 - Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA;
24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC;
25 - Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 19, 1941 -Adolf Hitler became Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
December 19, 1941 - Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sank the HMS Valiant (1914) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) in Alexandria harbour.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, December 19, 1963 - Actress Jennifer Beals was born in Chicago, Illinois.|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 12/18/13 - "Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky on a Glass Harp":
|Enjoy this short, enchanting concert.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/18/13 - "Chicago's Magical Piano":
|This one will brighten
Plus … http://www.godvine.com/Where-is-the-Line-to-See-Jesus-fb-gv-4410.html
Thanks so much, Joan - these were pure delights!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/18/13 - "Thought you might find this amusing":
AWW! Thanks, Dools!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC00473&cat_id=1 - Katherine Eng's Christmas Granny Afghan - "Unique pattern, very attractive."|
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:http://www.mrfood.com/Misc-Desserts/Hole-y-Christmas-Tree/ml/1 - "Hole y" Christmas Tree - "Out of creative ideas this holiday season? How about a Christmas tree...made of doughnuts? It's a crazy idea, but we think it works!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Cheesecakes/Frozen-Peppermint-Cheesecake-5214/ml/1 - Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake - "Wake up your taste buds with this no-bake cheesecake that explodes with big peppermint flavor. For a classic pairing, serve slices in generous puddles of rich chocolate sauce, and sit back and enjoy the raves!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Coconut-Cream-Pie-From-Mr-Food-TV-Show/ml/1 - Coconut Cream Pie - "A favorite diner dessert is luscious Coconut Cream Pie. Why go out for it when you can make this scrumptious version so easily at home?"
From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 12/11/11:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, January 2, 2014 -
The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the
first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House
on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport
News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the
Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit
2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/16/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Carol of the Bells
Lyrics and Music: Adapted by Peter J. Wilhousky, copyright 1936,
from original by Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, 1916
Hark! how the
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
One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
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 ev'ry home
Ding, dong, ding, dong.
"Carol of the Bells" midi courtesy of http://www.christiananswers.net/midimenu.html - 11/26/05
"Carol of the Bells" lyrics courtesy of http://www.christmas-carols.net/carols/carol-of-bells.html - 12/19/05
Christmas Bells title clip art courtesy of http://www.christmasgifts.com/christmasclipart07v.html - 12/25/09 (sic)
Gold Bells and Branch and Bells Divider Lines clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Xmas5.html - 12/18/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/0
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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