12/19/18 - 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 - Carol of the Bells - Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, Nov. 18, 2007
BONUS #2 - 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 the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA;
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott 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, One and 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.
December 19, 1945 - British Fascist, John Amery, was executed by the British Government for treason at the age of 33.
THIS DAY IN1968:
|Wednesday, December 19, 1968 - The 42nd Premier of New South Wales, Kristina Keneally, was born Kristina Kerscher Keneally in Las Vegas, Nevada.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/18/14:
|“Being humble means
recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become,
but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/19/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/18/18, 7:16 AM:
Good morning, everyone, back on the "Road
to Christmas" on a Tuesday, one week to go. Christmas is never
Christmas without this Bing Crosby oldie. Back in the day when
movies were always movies, with real acting and a good story
line. "White Christmas."
INDEED! Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/18:
saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?”
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN:
|Katherine Eng's Granny's Noel Throw - "Unique pattern, very attractive."|
BONUS CHRISTMAS BELLS KNIT PATTERN:
|Amanda Berry's Christmas Bells - "I made these little bells to decorate my Christmas tree."|
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:Mr. Food's "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!"
Mr. Food's 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!"
Mr. Food's 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?"
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/18/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/17/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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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
Animated Tiny 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
Animated Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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