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The song is based on the Ukrainian folk chant " Shchedryk ". It has been performed in many genres: classicalmetaljazzcountry musicrockand pop. The piece has The Bells Are Ringing - British Columbia Boys Choir - Christmas Carol Sing 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 Yearwhich, in pre- Christian Ukraine, was celebrated with the coming of spring in April. The Starve - Code Orange* - I Am King Ukrainian title translates to "the generous one"  or is perhaps derived from the Ukrainian word for bountiful shchedryj Martyn Joseph - Treasure The Questions,  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 Decemberbut the song lost popularity in Ukraine shortly after the Soviet Union took hold. These are rarely performed or recorded. Wilhousky rearranged the melody for orchestra with new lyrics for NBC radio network's symphony orchestra, centered around the theme of bells because the melody reminded him of hand bells,  which begins "Hark!
How the bells". It is now strongly associated with Christmas because of its new lyrics, which reference bells, caroling, and the line "merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas".
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