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.

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Nov
2
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

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Nov
9
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

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

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon and The Church of the Covenant commemorates the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended "The War to End all Wars." 

Morning worship, a bell toll at 11:00a.m. and later, a program of music, readings, and literature that reflects on the war people affected by it. 

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This commemoration is presented with the support of the Ohio Arts Council. 

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Nov
16
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

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George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

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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

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Oct
12
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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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Aug
10
12:15 PM12:15

Friday Lunchtime Concert and Tour

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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.

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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.

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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

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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
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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

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

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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.
 
Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells.
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A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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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

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
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.
 
Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells.
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Save the Date!
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.
 
Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
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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.
 
Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells.
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Save the Date!
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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Jun
22
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
Program

Matthias Van den Gheyn
Preludio Cou Cou

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze

George Frideric Handel
Sinfonia for the Carillons from "Saul"

Traditional Catalan
Song of the Birds

Richard and Robert Sherman
Feed the Birds, from "Mary Poppins"

Stephen Knight
Old MacDonald's Festival (1974)
I. Preparatory Music
II. Variations
1. Bagpiper
2. Suzanna
3. The Rooster
4. The Little Lamb
5. The Coo Coo

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Jun
15
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.

Program
I
Matthias van den Gheyn (1722-1785)
Preludio No. 2 for Carillon
II
Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681-1767)
arr Ronald Barnes
Fantasie for Solo Violin
Largo, Allegro, Grave, Allegro
III
Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound
arr. Leen ‘t Hart
IV
Folk Songs from the British Isles
The Drunken Sailor
The Miller of the Dee
All Through the Night
V
Staf Nees (1901-1965)
Capricio
 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.
 
Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells.
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Save the Date!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

 

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Jun
10
9:45 AM09:45

50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary Celebration 

  • 9:45 am The Restored Cragin Peal and Carillon Prelude
  • 10:00 am  Service of rededication of the peal and carillon. Church of the Covenant
  • 11:00 am   Playing of the McGaffin Carillon and birthday reception
  • 1:15 pm  Pre-concert talk by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. The Past and the Future of the McGaffin Carillon. 
  • 2:00 pm Carillon concert by George Leggiero, Davide Osburn, and Patrick Macoska. See program below
  • 3:00 pm Reception

 

Celebrating 50 years of the Alexander McGaffin Memorial Carillon
George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

I    Mr. Leggiero
     
McGaffin Flourish   (Written for this occasion)    Jenny Conner ASCAP
     Preludio No. 5  for carillon*                Matthias van den Ghyen (1721-1785)
     Ciacona en Fuga for carillon*                Albert de Klerk (1917-1998)

II   Mr. Leggiero and Mr. Osburn
  
Hymns of the Church
     All Creatures of our God and King (GL, DO)
     Abide with me (GL, DO)
    Our God, Our Help in Ages Past* (GL)
    Once to Every Man and Nation*  (GL)

III   Mr. Osburn
    
Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) (arr. D. Osburn)
    
Paraphrase on Lift Every Voice     arr. D. Osburn
    The Holy City      arr. D. Osburn

IV   Mr. Leggiero and Mr. Osburn
    
A Concerto for Two to Play      Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
          Andante  

V   Mr. Macoska
    
Spring from “The Four Seasons” (Allegro)        Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)(arr. A. Abbenes)
    Bethena: A Concert Waltz        Scott Joplin ( c.1868-1917) (arr. A. Abbenes)
    Campanella for carillon     Géo Clement (1902-1969)

*Performed at the Dedication Concert 9 June 1968 by Arie Abbenes

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Anniversary Peal

 Restoring the largest of the Cragin Peal Bells

Restoring the largest of the Cragin Peal Bells

At noon, the restored Cragin Peal will ring for the first time to launch the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle. The Cragin Peal is three of the largest bells hung to swing. The heavy clappers inside the bells create a joyous sound that can be heard several miles away. Let us know where you are when you hear the peal.  info@ucbells.org 

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Jun
8
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert. 50th Anniversary Weekend

50th Anniversary Weekend!

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.

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur
Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 

Program
McGaffin Heritage Suites
Honoring the heritage of Rev. Alexander McGaffin. The tower and carillon were named in his memory. He was the minister who shepherded the congregation through a merger with another congregation and the construction of this building in 1909-1911. It was always his hope that the the tower would have bells and in 1968 that hope was realized with the installation and dedication of The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Carillon. 


Irish Suite for Carillon
The Minstrel Boy • The Irish Washerwoman • My Wild Irish Rose • The Wild Colonial Boy • The Irish Rover • McNamara’s Band • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms • The Last Rose of Summer • The Wearin’ O’ The Green • O’Rafferty’s Motor Car* • I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen • Londonderry Air • Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral

Variations on Scottish Tunes
Mairi’s Wedding  • Flower of Scotland • The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond • Caledonia • The Blue-bells of Scotland • The Campbells Are Coming • Comin’ Through the Rye • Skye Boat Song • Scotland the Brave

 

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