Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

University Circle Holiday CircleFest 2018

Join us for a full afternoon of fun during the University Circle Holiday CircleFest. Our tower and tent is on one of the free shuttle stops. Stop by enjoy some hot tea while you listen to Cleveland's Singing Tower.

Noon, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. - Christmas and Hanukkah Music on the Carillon

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12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. - Tower Tours. See a live demonstration of the 47-bell Dutch carillon as well as the breathtaking view of Uptown University Circle from the McGaffin Tower. LIMIT 20/TOUR;
register online now! ucbells.org/circlefest2018
or sign up at the FMC tent;
Free.
Suggested donation $5.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Nov
16
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
Jennifer Conner, ASCAP
McGaffin Flourish (2018)
Written for the 50thanniversary of the McGaffin Carillon June 2018.

II
Bryan Barker
Fantasie in d (1928)
Written for the inauguration of the University of Sydney War Memorial Carillon

III
Ryan Charles Ramer
Zenith Point (2018)
Written for George Leggiero 
and the McGaffin Carillon

IV
Geert D’hollander
A Sacred Suite (2018)
I. Da Pacem Domine
II. Regina Coeli
III. Sancti Spiritus
Commissioned for the Dedication of the Peace Carillon
at the Norbertine Abbey of Park 
on 11 November 2018.

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Save the Dates!
December 2University Circle Holiday CircleFest. Reserve your tower tour now at www.ucbells.org/circlefest2018Limited registrations. 
December 17-December 31Monday-Friday 12:15 (except for 12/18 and 12/25) 
30 minute concerts of winter music. A gift to the community from 
the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon in University Circle.

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 we observe the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended "The Great War," World War I.

At 10:00a, Morning Worship at Church of the Covenant will include a performance of "Solas" by David Childs. This choral piece was commissioned for this weekend by the church's Friends of Music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the McGaffin Carillon and to honor the centenary of the WWI armistice. 

At 11:00a, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Memorial Bell will toll 100 times from the tower. 

At 11:30, there will be an opportunity to meet David Childs, the composer. 

At the 3:30p carillon recital, George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur will perform a program of music written to dedicate war memorial carillons. The McGaffin Carillon will join carillons around the world in the premier of "Sacred Suite" by Geert D'hollander to dedicate, on Sunday, a peace carillon at Park Abbey in Leuven, Belgium, a project of reconciliation between that city and the German city of Neuss. 

A 4:00p, in the sanctuary of the Church of the Covenant, students and faculty of Case Western Reserve University and, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, along with distinguished presenters will offer music by composers reflecting on the war as well as poems, letters, and memoirs of The War's participants. 
—-Music by Edward Elgar, Jean Langlais, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Alan Hovhaness, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss.
—-Readings from the poems, letters, and memoirs of Dr. Alexander McGaffin, John McCrae, Rupert Brooks, Vera Brittain, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Douglas MacArthur, and German and British soldiers. 

The event is free. Free Parking. A reception will follow. 

This event is funded, in part, by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oho and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Nov
9
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 


Honoring the Centenary of the Armistice that ended WWI

1. Three American songs from "The Great War"
Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (1918) Irving Berlin
I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier(1915) Piantadosi/Bryan
Keep the Home Fires Burning(1914) Ivor Novello

 2. Unique Memorial Music by two great composers
In Flanders Fields(1919) Charles Ives of the United States
(One of three "war songs" from his collection of 114 Songs to be sung by baritone or male chorus)

Rigaudon(1914-1917) Maurice Ravel of France
(One of six movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin, each dedicated to a friend of Ravel who had died in the war) 

 3. More American songs
I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now (1909) Howard/Hough & Adams 
If You Were the Only Girl in the World (1916) Ayer/Grey
Smile, Smile, Smile (Pack Up Your Troubles) (1915) Powell/Asaf

And finally

When Johnny Comes Marching Home(1863) Louis Lambert
Civil War song appropriate for Veterans Day

%%%Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number%%%
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Nov
2
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

I
Matthias van den Gheyn 
(1721-1785)

Preludio No. 5
II

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Nocturne, from A Midsummer night’s dream

III
Gary White 
(1937- )
Reflections for Carillon

IV
W. A. Mozart 
(1756-1791)
Two Waltzes
Adagio for Glass  Harmonica

V
P.S. Rung-Keller 
(1879-1966)
Theme with Variations

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

 The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Oct
26
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Program

I
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
(arr. G. Leggiero)
October, Autumn Song

II
Arthur Lynds Bigelow (1910-1967)
Grote Klokken, Kleine Klokken
(Big Bells, Little Bells)

III
Folk Songs (arr. L. ‘t Hart)
Three Fishermen Went a Sailing
The Vicar of Bray
The Miller of the Dee

IV
Geo Clement (1902-1969)
Toccata, for carillon

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Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

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Oct
19
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Italy
Celebrating Italian Heritage Month

I
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Sonata for violin (Op 5, No. 6)
Preludio, Allemanda, Sarabanda, Giga

II
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)

Sonata for Harpsichord (Longo 33)

III
Opera Arias

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Pei figli suoi t’imploro (Norma)
Duet (Norma)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Caro nome, che il mio cor (Rigoletto)
La donna é mobile (Rigoletto)
Libiamo (Drinking Song) (La Traviata)

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

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Oct
12
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
Matthias Van den Gheyn (1721-1785)
Preludio No. 6

II
Giacomo Gastoldi (1550-1622)
arr. A. Abbenes after Jacob Van Eyck
Questa dolce sirena

III
Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
Marche Romaine

IV
Jerry Bock (1879-1966)
From Fiddler on the Roof
Matchmaker
Sunrise, Sunset

V
Wim Mennes (1917-1996)
Theme and Variations

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
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Oct
5
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

Program:
“A Ronald Barnes Sampler”

  1. Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    arr. Ronald Barnes
    Fantasia III

2. Three Carillon Preludes on Appalachian Spirituals
“Land Beyond the Clouds”
“O Brieder, Habt Noch Mut”
“Happy in Eternity” (Passacaglia)

3. Three Movements from Serenade I
Intrada
Sicilienne
A Whimsy

4. Concerto
II.Grave e Recitando

5.Fantasy-Pastorale

Ronald M. Barnes (1927-1997) was a carillonneur, composer and writer who contributed to the development of the carillon art in North America perhaps more than any other individual. He began his career at the University of Kansas as carillonneur of their newly installed carillon and encouraged composers and colleagues Gary White, Roy Hamlin Johnson and John Pozdro to write highly original and groundbreaking new music for the carillon. Barnes subsequently held positions at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and at U. C. Berkeley. In addition to his original compositions, Ronald Barnes was a consummate arranger of music for the carillon, of which the first piece on this program is a fine example.

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Sep
21
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

  1. George Frideric Handel 1685-1759
    (arr. Bernard Winsemius)
    Suite in D Minor
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande I
    Sarabande II
    Ciacona

2. Franz Schubert 1797-1828
(
arr. Gert Oldenbeuving)
Songs
Auf Dem Wasser Zu Singen
An Die Nachtigall
An Die Musik
Des Mullers Blumen
Die Hoffnung
Du Bist Die Ruh

3. Marcel Siebers b. 1955
Nocturne

4. John Courter 1941-2010
Evocation

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Sep
14
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

A Musical Hodge Podge
Arrangements by the Carillonneur

A. Ketelbey
In a Monastery Garden (1915)
Britisher Ketelbey composed it after visiting a monastery.

Kern/Hammerstein
All The Things You Are (1939)
Remarkable harmonic structure. Written for a Broadway show.

L. Anderson
Syncopated Clock (1945)
Composed for Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops

Rodgers/Hart
A Concert Waltz on "Lover" (1932)
Actually about controlling a horse!! in remarkable movie Love Me Tonight

A. Rubinstein
Romance (originally for piano 1860)
Audiences would swoon when Rubinstein played it

G. Gershwin
Mini Rhapsody a la Blue (1924)
Carillon paraphrase of the Gershwin themes

B. Smetana

The Moldau
from the Symphonic Poem, Má vlast, 1874
The German name of the Czech River Vltava so should be Vltava but isn't.

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Sep
7
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude (for lute) BWV 998
arr. F. Deleu
From Orchestral Suite 3 BWV 1068
arr. B. Winsemius
Air
Gavotte I and II

II
Anonymous - English
arr. Percival Price (1901-1985)
The Miller of the Dee

III
arr. M. J Disler
Francisco Tárrega (1852–1909)
Tango “María”
Julio S. Sagreras (1879–1942)
Maria Luisa: Mazurka

IV
P. S. Rung-Keller (1879-1966)
Theme and Variations on
an Old Danish Folksong
for Carillon

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Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

George Leggiero, Covenant Carillonneur

Impressionistic Bells
The twentieth century revival of the carillon paralleled impressionism in music. Blurred harmonies, unusual tone colors and descriptive pieces explore the instrument's musical potential.

I
Géo Clément (1902-1969)
Colors (Three Sketches for Carillon)(1962)
Pastel, Ambre, Opaline        

II
Edward Elgar  (1857-1934)
Memorial Chimes (1923)

III
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)
Kleine Suite (1967)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andande
III. Allegro

IV
Emilien Allard (1915-1977)
Image No. 2(1959)    

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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Aug
31
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

George Leggiero, Covenant Carillonneur

Impressionistic Bells
The twentieth century revival of the carillon paralleled impressionism in music. Blurred harmonies, unusual tone colors and descriptive pieces explore the instrument's musical potential.

I
Géo Clément (1902-1969)
Colors (Three Sketches for Carillon)(1962)
Pastel, Ambre, Opaline        

II
Edward Elgar  (1857-1934)
Memorial Chimes (1923)

III
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)
Kleine Suite (1967)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andande
III. Allegro

IV
Emilien Allard (1915-1977)
Image No. 2(1959)    

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

Program

I
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sinfonia for the Carillons

II
Three Hymns, arr. Milford Myhre (b. 1932)
O Rest in the Lord
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
How Great Thou Art

III
Ronald Barnes(1927-1997)
Paraphrase on a Siciliana of Pasquale Ricci

IV
W. A Mozart (1756-1791)    arr. Bernard Winsemius
Adagio from Quartet KV 172
                                        
V
John Courter (1941-2010)
Gaudi’s Chimneys
The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batllo
The Mushroom Chimneys of Park Guell
The Geometric Chimneys of Guell Palace

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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Aug
24
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

Program

I
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sinfonia for the Carillons

II
Three Hymns, arr. Milford Myhre (b. 1932)
O Rest in the Lord
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
How Great Thou Art

III
Ronald Barnes(1927-1997)
Paraphrase on a Siciliana of Pasquale Ricci

IV
W. A Mozart (1756-1791)    arr. Bernard Winsemius
Adagio from Quartet KV 172
                                        
V
John Courter (1941-2010)
Gaudi’s Chimneys
The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batllo
The Mushroom Chimneys of Park Guell
The Geometric Chimneys of Guell Palace

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

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Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, August 17, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Program
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Italy
I
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata for violin (Op 5, No. 6) 
Preludio, Allemanda, Sarabanda, Giga

II
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)
Sonata for Harpsichord (Longo 33)

III
Opera Arias

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Pei figli suoi t’imploro (Norma)
Duet (Norma)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Caro nome, che il mio cor (Rigoletto)
La donna é mobile (Rigoletto)
Libiamo (Drinking Song) (La Traviata)

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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Aug
17
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, August 17, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Program
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Italy
I
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata for violin (Op 5, No. 6) 
Preludio, Allemanda, Sarabanda, Giga

II
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)
Sonata for Harpsichord (Longo 33)

III
Opera Arias

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Pei figli suoi t’imploro (Norma)
Duet (Norma)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Caro nome, che il mio cor (Rigoletto)
La donna é mobile (Rigoletto)
Libiamo (Drinking Song) (La Traviata)

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

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Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

Program
A Visit to Eighteenth Century Belgium
I
Leuven
Matthias van den Gheyn (1722-1785)
Preludio No. 2
Aria
Menuet

II
Antwerp
J. H. Fiocco (arr. W. Westcott)
Adagio

    III
Antwerp
From the Carillon Notebook of
Johannes de Gruytters (1721-1785)
Preludium (#82)
Menuet (#115,116)
“het Carillion Van Dunkerke” (#156)
Gavotta vivace (#95)
“par Couprin” (#96)

We are lucky to have manuscript notebooks from the 18th century containing the compositions and arrangements the carillonneurs often played.

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Aug
10
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Program
A Visit to Eighteenth Century Belgium
I
Leuven
Matthias van den Gheyn (1722-1785)
Preludio No. 2
Aria
Menuet

II
Antwerp
J. H. Fiocco (arr. W. Westcott)
Adagio

    III
Antwerp
From the Carillon Notebook of
Johannes de Gruytters (1721-1785)
Preludium (#82)
Menuet (#115,116)
“het Carillion Van Dunkerke” (#156)
Gavotta vivace (#95)
“par Couprin” (#96)

We are lucky to have manuscript notebooks from the 18th century containing the compositions and arrangements the carillonneurs often played.

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

Christmas in August

I
Ronald Barnes
Introit for Christmas Eve

II
Trad. French
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High

III
Johan Franco
Prelude & Toccata di Natale

IV
Dr. Seuss & Albert Hague
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

V
Mel Torme
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

V
Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per campane
Pifferta (Little Fife)
Il Gregge e L’Angelo(The Flock & Angel)
Il Prespépio (The Manger)
Gloria in Excelsis Deo

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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Aug
3
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Christmas in August

I
Ronald Barnes
Introit for Christmas Eve

II
Trad. French
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High

III
Johan Franco
Prelude & Toccata di Natale

IV
Dr. Seuss & Albert Hague
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

V
Mel Torme
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

V
Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per campane
Pifferta (Little Fife)
Il Gregge e L’Angelo(The Flock & Angel)
Il Prespépio (The Manger)
Gloria in Excelsis Deo

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Tour

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Bach, Franck, Fux, Mendelssohn & Sibelius

 

1.
J.S. Bach

Gavotte From French Suite #5

2.
Cesar Franck

Marriage of Roses
Nineteenth century vocal song

3.
J.S. Bach

Bourrée  From Suite in E Minor

4.
Johann Josef Fux (1660-1741)

March
Austrian composer and teacher
Author of Gradus ad Parnasum
Most famous book on polyphony

5.
Felix Mendelssohn
On Wings of Song
One of his 6 Songs for Voice and Piano

6.
J.S. Bach
Musette From English Suite in G minor

7.
Jan Sibelius
Three Pieces from Ten Lyrical Thoughts –
1-Valsette
2-Chansons Sans Paroles
(Songs Without Lyrics)
3-Humoresque

Arrangements by D. Osburn

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Jul
27
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Bach, Franck, Fux, Mendelssohn & Sibelius

 

1.
J.S. Bach

Gavotte From French Suite #5

2.
Cesar Franck

Marriage of Roses
Nineteenth century vocal song

3.
J.S. Bach

Bourrée  From Suite in E Minor

4.
Johann Josef Fux (1660-1741)

March
Austrian composer and teacher
Author of Gradus ad Parnasum
Most famous book on polyphony

5.
Felix Mendelssohn
On Wings of Song
One of his 6 Songs for Voice and Piano

6.
J.S. Bach
Musette From English Suite in G minor

7.
Jan Sibelius
Three Pieces from Ten Lyrical Thoughts –
1-Valsette
2-Chansons Sans Paroles
(Songs Without Lyrics)
3-Humoresque

Arrangements by D. Osburn

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

1. 
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Menuet Champetre Refondu

2.
Music of J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
(arr. Bernard Winsemius)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Air
from Ouverture 3

3.
Johan Franco (1908-1988)
The Blue Ridge Nocturne

4.
Terry Vaughan (1915-1996)
Summer Song

5.
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1998)
Slavonic Dance

6.
Albert de Klerk (1917-1998)
Hemony Suite
Prelude
Etude
Siciliano
Toccata

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Jul
20
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

1. 
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Menuet Champetre Refondu

2.
Music of J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
(arr. Bernard Winsemius)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Air
from Ouverture 3

3.
Johan Franco (1908-1988)
The Blue Ridge Nocturne

4.
Terry Vaughan (1915-1996)
Summer Song

5.
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1998)
Slavonic Dance

6.
Albert de Klerk (1917-1998)
Hemony Suite
Prelude
Etude
Siciliano
Toccata

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Program

I
W. Lawrence Curry
Prelude Solennel for Carillon

II
Johann Strauss
(arr. I Schroeder)
Wiener Blut Waltzes

III
Folk Song, French-Canadian
(arr. E. Allard)
J’entends le Moulin
(I hear the Windmill)

IV
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
arr. L. 't Hart
Second Sonata
Allegro
Andantino
Presto

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

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Jul
13
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Program

I
W. Lawrence Curry
Prelude Solennel for Carillon

II
Johann Strauss
(arr. I Schroeder)
Wiener Blut Waltzes

III
Folk Song, French-Canadian
(arr. E. Allard)
J’entends le Moulin
(I hear the Windmill)

IV
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
Second Sonata
Allegro
Andantino
Presto

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Concert and Open Tower

A Sunday morning carillon concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

The tower is open to visitors during the concert. Enter by the Euclid Avenue tower entrance.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
11:00-11:30

Program

I
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude for Lute BWV997

II
Adriaan Kousemaker

Passacaglia, Aria and Fugue for Carillon (1961)

III
Ronald Barnes

Sicilienne (1978)

IV
George Gershwin

Summertime

V
Folk Tunes (arr. P. Price)

The Valley Lies Smiling Before Me (Irish)
The Miller of the Dee (English)

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Jul
6
to Jul 7

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.
This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 8, at 11 a.m.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
12:15-12:45

Program

I
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude for Lute BWV997

II
Adriaan Kousemaker

Passacaglia, Aria and Fugue for Carillon (1961)

III
Ronald Barnes

Sicilienne (1978)

IV
George Gershwin

Summertime

V
Folk Tunes (arr. P. Price)

The Valley Lies Smiling Before Me (Irish)
The Miller of the Dee (English)

 Before each selection, a bell will toll the program number
Meet at the Euclid Avenue tower entrance following the concert for a tour.

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon appreciates the support of The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
 
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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Jun
29
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

A Lunchtime carillon concert. Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend. Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Free. Free Parking.

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 

Program

I
Géo Clément (1902-1969)

Sonatina for Carillon
Allegro moderato
Andante sostenuto
Allegretto grazioso

Cantilena for St. Cecilia

II
Jef Denyn (1861-1941)

Andante Cantabile

III
B. J. Franssen

Scherzo for Carillon (1963)

IV
Wim Mennes

Theme and Variations (1980)

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