A fresh perspective on a traditional Ukranian carol, Eugene Magalif's arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" was written to recognize Ukraine at the opening concert of the International Festival "Via Regia" held in Gorlitz, Germany. This version, for flute quartet (or choir) was arranged for the Chesapeake Flute Consort and has been performed all around the world, including multiple performances at the White House. The instrumentation is flexible and can be performed in a variety of combinations, including just 4 C Flutes, 3 C Flutes and Alto, or a mixed quartet of Piccolo, C Flute, Alto and Bass. Additionally, it works just as well as a flute choir work, with multiple people on a part, in addition to utilizing the auxiliary parts.


  • Flute 1 (or Piccolo)
  • Flute 2
  • Flute 3 (or Alto Flute 1)
  • Flute 4/Bass Flute (or Alto Flute 2)