Carol of the Bells (Epic Cinematic Piano) – Jennifer Thomas

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Carol of the Bells is a song that has been a favorite of mine for many years. I’ve sort of been known for

performing it around Christmas time as well, and so when I was writing music for my “Winter

Symphony” album, I knew I wanted to include this song.

I wanted it to be a very cinematic version of the music, and so it’s with great pride that this music video

turned out as beautiful as it did – because I feel that it fits the music so well.

This music video features the beautiful and talented 16 year old Carolynne May Guinup as the ballerina.

She endured some very cold weather dancing through the forest of the Olympic Peninsula in

Washington in the month of November. Give her a thumbs up for that! d And YES, we did haul a real

antique grand piano into the forest as well! Someone asked if it was “photoshopped”. No, indeed not.


“Carol of the Bells”

Music by Mykola Leontovych

Arranged by Jennifer Thomas

Orchestrated by Glen Gabriel

Piano performed by Jennifer Thomas

Orchestra performed by players from the Utah Symphony and the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra

Mixed by Brian Vibberts

Mastered by Christofer Stannow


Jennifer Thomas – Pianist

Carolynne May Guinup – Ballerina

Ryan K. McNeal – Director

Tel Stewart – Cinematographer

Alex “Splice” Jones – Editor

Will Thomas – Drone Pilot

Kimberly Starkey – Production Assistant

Noelle McBride – Hair/Makeup (The Moore Theater scenes)

Thank you to:

Urban Grace Church (Ballet studio scenes), Tacoma, WA

The Moore Theater, Seattle, WA and the stage crew

Ballet costumes – Erin Ceragioli and Tacoma City Ballet

Jennifer’s tulle skirt – by IBCBoutique on Etsy

Debra Heesch (The Paramount Theater) for helping us get the Moore Theater

Ron Southworth (my dad) for helping us haul a 1,000 pound antique grand piano through the forest.

Carolyn Southworth (my mom) for watching our cute kiddos while we filmed.

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Away in a Manger with Lyrics | Christmas Carol & Song | Children Love to Sing

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Angel’s Carol, John Rutter

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Angel’s Carol, John Rutter, Live performance by the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church, Naples, Fl, Brice Gerlach, Director/Organist. Dec 5, 2010. please visit .
1. Have you heard the sound of the angel voices ringing out so sweetly, ringing out so clear? Have you seen the star shining out so brightly as a sign from God that Christ the Lord is here? Have you heard the news that they bring from heaven to the humble shepherds who have waited long? Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Hear the angels sing their joyful song.

2. He is come in peace in the winter’s stillness, like a gentle snowfall in the gentle night. He is come in joy, like the sun at morning, filling all the world with radiance and with light. He is come in love as the child of Mary. In a simple stable we have seen his birth. Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Hear the angels singing ‘Peace on earth’.

3. He will bring new light to a world in darkness, like a bright star shining in the skies above. He will bring new hope to the waiting nations, when he comes to reign in purity and love. Let the earth rejoice at the Saviour’s coming. Let the heavens answer with a joyful morn: Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! ||: Hear the angels singing, ‘Christ is born’. :|| …. …
John Milford Rutter CBE (born September 24, 1945(1945-09-24)) is an English composer, choral conductor, editor, arranger and record producer.

Born in London, he was educated at Highgate School, where a fellow pupil was John Tavener. He then read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the choir and then director of music from 1975 to 1979. In 1974, Rutter visited the United States at the invitation of choral musician Melvin (Mel) Olson and conducted the premiere of his cantata “Gloria” in Omaha, Nebraska, in the Witherspoon Hall of Joslyn Art Museum. The composition, commissioned by Olson’s Voices of Mel Olson chorale, has become a much-performed favorite over the years. (In the same concert, the Young People’s Choir of the Midlands performed Rutter’s “Eight Childhood Lyrics” in its US premiere performance.) In 1981 he founded his own choir, the Cambridge Singers, which he conducts and with which he has made many recordings of sacred choral repertoire (including his own works), particularly under his own label Collegium Records. He still lives near Cambridge, but frequently conducts other choirs and orchestras around the world.

In 1980 he was made an honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, and in 1988 a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. In 1996 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred a Lambeth Doctorate of Music upon him in recognition of his contribution to church music.

He also works as an arranger and editor, most notably (in his youth) of the extraordinarily successful Carols for Choirs anthology series in collaboration with Sir David Willcocks.”Despite composing and conducting much religious music, Rutter told the US television program 60 Minutes in 2003 that he was not particularly a religious man, but he is inspired by the spirituality of sacred verses and prayers. The 60 Minutes program, which aired a week before Christmas 2003, focused on Rutter’s popularity with choral groups in the United States, Britain and other parts of the world, and on his composition, Mass of the Children, composed after the sudden, tragic death of his son Christopher, a student.

Rutter’s music is very popular, particularly in the USA (NBC’s Today Show called him “the world’s greatest living composer and conductor of choral music”); though in the UK it receives a more mixed reception. Some from the Anglican choral tradition do not regard him as a sufficiently “serious” composer. There is still great appreciation for his work in many parts of the UK, however, as illustrated by the following quotation from a review in the London Evening Standard (25/09/2005): “For the infectiousness of his melodic invention and consummate craftsmanship, Rutter has few peers.”–Wikipedia

In terms of performances he is probably the most successful choral composer of his generation. For example, his Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, written while he was still at school, is reputed to have sold well over one million copies in sheet music alone.

Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas Carol. Learn Spanish with music

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The song in Spanish Noche de paz, one of the most popular Christmas carols in Spanish, where they’re known as villancicos.
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2018 New Perspectives In Social Policy Seminar, Carol Graham

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Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, delivered the 2018 New Perspectives In Social Policy Seminar on “Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the U.S.: Some Insights from the New Science of Well-Being,” March 6, 2018.

Respondent: Katherine Magnuson, IRP Associate Director of Research and Training, Professor and Doctoral Program Chair, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

“Carol of the Bells” Hip Hop Violin! B2wins – “Terror of the Bells”

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Carol of the Bells / Terror of the Bells Hip Hop Violin! #HipHopViolin #ElectricViolin and drum pad version of Carol of the Bells remixed in hip hop style. Reminds us of Nightmare Before Christmas!

B2wins – Terror of the Bells (Carol of the Bells Violin Cover) Produced by Don P

This Christmas song got us on the naughty list. Doing Christmas ….differently this year MuhAhaha! This one turned out to be one of our favorite videos to create and shoot.

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Terror of the Bells
Shot on Location at Salisbury House, Des Moines Iowa
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Directed & Edited by TC VanHooreweghe, Walter Caldas, Wagner Caldas
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Track Produced by Don P
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Edited by Walter & Wagner Caldas, TC VanHooreweghe

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2018 Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy with Carol Graham

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Carol Graham presents, “”Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being.” Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup Organization.

The Lourie Lecture is jointly sponsored by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc., and is administered by the Center for Policy Research.

Mormon Stories #176: Carol Lynn Pearson Pt. 4 – No More Goodbyes: Supporting Gays in the LDS Church

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Carol Lynn Pearson is one of the most successul Mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time. Her book “Goodbye, I Love You” about the death of her gay husband from AIDS took the world by storm in 1986. Her musical “My Turn on Earth” is one of the most successful Mormon musicals of all time. Carol Lynn has spent all her years since “Goodbye, I Love You” as an advocate for both women and gays within Mormonism.

Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos) – The Piano Guys

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“I love these two carols (Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) – they were made for each other — they both capture the excitement of the Christmas Season. I have three children that just get giddy during December — excited each morning as they get closer and closer to Christmas Day. That excitement is so contagious. I love it. It’s the kind of energy and eagerness that keeps you up at night. I wanted to capture that joy and anticipation in this arrangement.

People have told me that this reminds them of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Maybe one year the Pirates franchise will make a Christmas special and THIS could be the theme song! Instead of Carol of the Bells it could be titled ‘Jack Sparrow of the Bells.’ =)”
-Steven Sharp Nelson

Carol of the Bells attributed to Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Traditional English Carol
Arrangement written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson & Al van der Beek
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Featured on the album “Christmas Cello”
Video Producer Paul Anderson
Cinematographer/Editor Tel Stewart

For my fellow music geeks =) my favorite part of writing this arrangement is the obligatory hemiola due to the meter difference between the two songs — one is 3/4 and the other 4/4. I hope you like the way they collide. My second favorite part is the intense canon at the end that creates a cluster-chord feel and dissonant coda finally resolving with the main theme of BOTH tunes.

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Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
Little Cottonwood Canyon (Utah)
Big Cottonwood Canyon (Utah)
Ice Rink at the Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Special thanks to the Security guard at the Gallivan Center for not kicking us off location. And to the random guy(W.D. Johnson), who came along and offered his snow shoe so the cello wouldn’t sink into the snow.

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Carol of the Bells – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells on Temple Square, and Band of the United States Air Force Reserve perform the “Carol of the Bells” by Mykola Leontovych arranged by Barlow Bradford.

Episode 4033a. Aired December 17, 2006