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.

 

 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.

 

 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.

 

 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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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.

 

 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.

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
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

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
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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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.

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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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Jun
1
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 1, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 
Program

I
Matthias van den Gheyn
(1721-1785)
Preludio No. 1
Cantate

II
Willem de Fesch ()
tempo di gavotta
double di tempo di gavotta

III
Jef Denijn (1862-1941)

Preludium in g
Siciliana

IV
From the Delft Carillon Notebook
Johan Berghuys(1741-1801)

Dans (#4)
Adagio (#25)
Menuet (#45)
Giga (#9)

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

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May
18
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concert

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

I
Matthias van den Gheyn
(1721-1785)
Preludio No. 5

II
Ronald Barnes
(1936-1991)
Sarabande for Carillon
Roy Hamlin Johnson(1929- )
Slow Dance for Carillon

III
Gary White
(1937- )
Three Pieces for Carillon
Etude, Reflections, Vigil

IV
Clocks and Music Boxes
G. F. Handel-Air for a musical Clock
F. J. Haydn-Andante for a musical Clock
Samuel Maykapar – The Music Box

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

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

The 2018 concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 

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

Twitter: @McGaffinBells Share your photos. Let us know what you’d like to hear

Mark Your Calendars!
The McGaffin Carillon 50thAnniversary Celebration, June 8-10, 2018
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018

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May
11
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, Carillonneur

Sweet Suites
Suites for carillon from the 18th and 20th centuries

I
Arcangelo Corelli arr. H. Fusner

Suite in d F major
Largo, Allemenda, Sarabanda, Giga  

II
Sjef van Balkom (1922-2004)

Kleine Suite (1965)
I. Adagio
II. Adagio (Pedal Solo) – Andande
III. Allegro

III
Géo Clément (1902-1969)

Suite Archaïque
Rigaudon, Pavane, Menuet    

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.

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May
4
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, Carillonneur

An All Dutch Program 

1. Toccata No. 10      Johan Franco (1908-1988)

2. Three tunes from Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clank (1625)     
Adriaen Valerius arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Waer  dat men sich al keerd of wend  
Merk toch hoe sterk
Slaet op den  trommele

3. Three Pieces from the Carillon Notebook of Johan Berghuys (1724-1801)
Mars van Malburg,  O! Doornik schoon, Giga

4. Two Old Netherlands Folksongs    arr. Leen ‘t Hart
 Wek op wek op, dat herte myn
 Die Mei plezant

 5. Twee Intermezzi    Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996)

6. Three Patriotic Songs
Wien Neerlands bloed
Alle man van Neerlands stam
Wilhelmus (Netherlands National Anthem)

Before each section a bell will toll the program number.

We welcome members of the Netherlands-American Society of Ohio who are visiting University Circle and the Dutch carillon in the McGaffin Tower.

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Apr
20
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, April 20, 2018, 12:15 p.m. 
Program

I
Matthias van den Gheyn (1711-1785)
Preludio No. 4

II
W. A. Mozart
Adagio for Glass Harmonica
(arr. L. ‘t Hart)
Ring, Sweet Bells, So Merrily (Magic Flute)
(arr. P. Price)

III
Three Tragic Folksongs  arr. L. ‘t Hart
Clementine
Three fishers went sailing
Grandfather’s Clock

IV
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Sarabande for Carillon

V
Emilien Allard
Image No. 2 for carillon

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

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 

The 2018 concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.   

Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells. 
Twitter: @McGaffinBells Share your photos. Let us know what you’d like to hear

Mark Your Calendars!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018
The McGaffin Carillon 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 8-10, 2018
 

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Apr
6
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts Return

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, April 6, 2018 12:15p.m.

Program

I
J. S. Bach
“Little” Prelude and Fugue No. 1

II
G. F. Handel
Water Music Suite
Hornpipe
Air
Minuet I, Minuet II
Hornpipe


III
  G. P. Telemann
Fantasia I
Largo
Allegro
Grave
Allegro


IV
A. Von Tilzer
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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

The 2018 concerts are presented with the support of
The Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Opportunities for corporate or individual sponsorship of carillon concerts are available. 
Please contact info@ucbells.org for more information. 

Like us on Facebook  “The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon”
Check in and let your friends know you heard the bells. 
Twitter: @McGaffinBells Share your photos. Let us know what you’d like to hear

Mark Your Calendars!
A World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration, November 11, 2018
The McGaffin Carillon 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 8-10, 2018

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