Carol of the Bells was written by a composer of Ukraine and we've always sold this box as a Christmas Carol.
An Inlay of two golden bells tied with a bow adorns the lid of this beautiful little box. This rubbed White finished cabinet (the image of which does not do this little box justice) with Italian inlay plays "Carol of the Bells." Measures 4 1/2 inches square and stands 2 1/4 inches high upon little brass feet. When its lid is lifted its viewable gold mechanism under the window will play. You may let it wind down or close the box and the music will stop.
(This also works well for a shower or wedding gift and you may select another melody of your preference above.)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
For the Ukrainian Bell Carol that the Carol of the Bells was based upon, see Shchedryk (song). " Carol of the Bells"
* Christmas carol by Mykola Leontovych
* The four-note motif (shown four times)
* Lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky
* Based on "Shchedryk"
* Composed 1919
"Carol of the Bells" is a popular Christmas carol, with music by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914 and lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. The song is based on the Ukrainian folk chant "Shchedryk". The music is in the public domain, Wilhousky's lyrics are however under copyright protection (owned by Carl Fischer Music).
The music is based on a four-note ostinato and is in 3/4 time, with the B-flat tone pealing in 6/8 time. The carol is metrically bistable, and a listener can focus on either measure or switch between them.
It has been adapted for many genres, including classical, metal, jazz, country music, rock, trap, and pop and has been featured in films, television shows, and parodies.