Aug
18
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, August 18, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

A Carillon Concert for National Aviation Day

1. Air and Sea War (WWII) In the Pacific
From Victory at Sea
Richard Rodgers, composer
Song of the High Seas
Beneath the Southern Cross
Guadalcanal March

2. Folk Music In the Air
Leavin On a Jet Plane
John Denver, songwriter

3. Historic Aerial Humor
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine
Bryan/Fischer, songwriters
Good Ship Lollipop
Richard Whiting, songwriter
Aviation song? Yes, because singer Shirley Temple travels to a candy land and the “ship” is an American Airlines Douglas DC-2

4. The Ultimate Aviation Song of the Air Force
OffWe Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Robert Crawford, songwriter

5. Sinatra In the Sky
Come Fly With Me
Van Heusen/Cahn, songwriters

6. Classically Cloudy
Stormwolken (Tempest Clouds)
Edvard Grieg, composer
from Three Piano Pieces EG-112

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

The 2017 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.
 
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Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

A Carillon Concert for National Aviation Day

1. Air and Sea War (WWII) In the Pacific
From Victory at Sea
Richard Rodgers, composer
Song of the High Seas
Beneath the Southern Cross
Guadalcanal March

2. Folk Music In the Air
Leavin On a Jet Plane
John Denver, songwriter

3. Historic Aerial Humor
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine
Bryan/Fischer, songwriters
Good Ship Lollipop
Richard Whiting, songwriter
Aviation song? Yes, because singer Shirley Temple travels to a candy land and the “ship” is an American Airlines Douglas DC-2

4. The Ultimate Aviation Song of the Air Force
OffWe Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Robert Crawford, songwriter

5. Sinatra In the Sky
Come Fly With Me
Van Heusen/Cahn, songwriters

6. Classically Cloudy
Stormwolken (Tempest Clouds)
Edvard Grieg, composer
from Three Piano Pieces EG-112

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

The 2017 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.
 
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Aug
13
11:00am11:00am

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

A European Sampler

1
Belgium
Matthias Van den Gheyn 1721-1785
Preludio III

2
The Netherlands
Henk Badings 1907-1987
Aria Hexafonica
3
Germany:  the Music of J. S. Bach 1685-1750
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” arr. F.  Marriott
“Bist Du Bei Mir” arr. Bernard Winsemius

4
Scottish Folksongs
arr. Ronald Barnes 1927-1997
“Leezy Lindsay”  
“A Rosebud by my Early Walk”

5
Spain
John Courter 1941-2010
Gaudi’s Chimneys
Mvt. 1:  The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batllo

6
France
Robert Lannoy 1915-1979
Ballet Des Petits Canards

7
England
Edward Elgar1857-1934
arr. Geert D’hollander   b. 1965
Salut D’Amour

About the artist: Native Clevelander Patrick Macoska has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas. Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee. He has given carillon concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal. Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51-bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music. He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the Cleveland carillon scene!
Before each section a bell will toll the program number. Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour. The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
On Friday, meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.
On Sunday, the tower will be open during the concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult

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Aug
11
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Patrick Macoska, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

A European Sampler

1
Belgium
Matthias Van den Gheyn 1721-1785
Preludio III

2
The Netherlands
Henk Badings 1907-1987
Aria Hexafonica
3
Germany:  the Music of J. S. Bach 1685-1750
“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” arr. F.  Marriott
“Bist Du Bei Mir” arr. Bernard Winsemius

4
Scottish Folksongs
arr. Ronald Barnes 1927-1997
“Leezy Lindsay”  
“A Rosebud by my Early Walk”

5
Spain
John Courter 1941-2010
Gaudi’s Chimneys
Mvt. 1:  The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batllo

6
France
Robert Lannoy 1915-1979
Ballet Des Petits Canards

7
England
Edward Elgar1857-1934
arr. Geert D’hollander   b. 1965
Salut D’Amour

About the artist: Native Clevelander Patrick Macoska has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music. He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas. Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee. He has given carillon concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal. Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51-bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music. He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the Cleveland carillon scene!
Before each section a bell will toll the program number. Meet at the tower entrance following the Friday concert for a guided tour. The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.


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Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program
On Friday, meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.
On Sunday, the tower will be open during the concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult

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Aug
6
11:00am11:00am

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.

Christmas in August

Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per campane (1931)
I. Pifferata (Little Fife)
II. Il Gregge e L’Angelo (The Flock and the Angel)
III. Il Presépio (The Manger)
IV. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Traditionalarr. L. ‘t Hart
Jingle Bells

Irving Berlin  
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Joe Beal/Jim Boothe
Jingle Bell Rock

Johnny Marks
Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer

Mel Torme/Robert Wells
The Christmas Song

Mykola Leontovich
Carol of the Bells

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

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 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.

 

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Aug
4
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.

Christmas in August

Nino Rota
Novena di Natale per campane (1931)
I. Pifferata (Little Fife)
II. Il Gregge e L’Angelo (The Flock and the Angel)
III. Il Presépio (The Manger)
IV. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Traditionalarr. L. ‘t Hart
Jingle Bells

Irving Berlin  
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Joe Beal/Jim Boothe
Jingle Bell Rock

Johnny Marks
Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer

Mel Torme/Robert Wells
The Christmas Song

Mykola Leontovich
Carol of the Bells

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

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 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.

 

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Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.


Love Songs From Hymns, Opera, Theatre, and Movies

HYMNS
(A Suite arranged from these Hymn tunes)
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is” to the tunes Dominus Regit and St. Columba
"Love Divine All Loves Excelling" Hyfrydol
“Come Down O Love Divine” Down Ampney
“O Jesus Joy of Loving Hearts” Dickenson College

OPERA
M'appari tutt’ amor (She appeared to me, full of love ) --  Martha, Flotow
Nessun dorma  (No one shall sleep ) --  Turandot, Puccini
Un Bel di vendremo  (One fine day we shall see ) --  Madame Butterfly, Puccini

O mio babbino caro  (O my beloved daddy ) --  Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
(a bit mercenary but love nonetheless!)

THEATRE & BROADWAY
Ten Minutes Ago  --  Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein (R&H)
If I Loved You  --  Carousel (with verse), R&H
People Will Say We're In Love  --  Oklahoma, R&H
Vanilla Ice Cream  --  She Loves Me, Jerry Bock
All I Ask Of You  --  Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Fanny  --  Fanny, Harold Rome

MOVIES
My Heart Will Go On  --  Titanic, James Horner
Somewhere My Love  --  Dr. Zhivago, Maurice Jarre
Beauty and the Beast  --  Beauty and the Beast, Alan Menken
Isn't It Romantic  --  Love Me Tonight (original first use) Rodgers & Hart

Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

The 2017 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.

 

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About the artist: David Osburn studied under premier North American carillonneur Percival Price at the University of Michigan. He studied organ with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Walter Blodgett. He restored and installed a Holtkamp pipe organ in his Middleburg Heights music studio, where he taught piano for forty years. He is in his twenty-seventh year as carillonneur of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. For the past 26 years he has presented the annual Independence Day Carillon Concert in Gates Mills.

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Jul
28
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

David Osburn, Guest Carillonneur

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:15 p.m. & Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.


Love Songs From Hymns, Opera, Theatre, and Movies

HYMNS
(A Suite arranged from these Hymn tunes)
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is” to the tunes Dominus Regit and St. Columba
"Love Divine All Loves Excelling" Hyfrydol
“Come Down O Love Divine” Down Ampney
“O Jesus Joy of Loving Hearts” Dickenson College

OPERA
M'appari tutt’ amor (She appeared to me, full of love ) --  Martha, Flotow
Nessun dorma  (No one shall sleep ) --  Turandot, Puccini
Un Bel di vendremo  (One fine day we shall see ) --  Madame Butterfly, Puccini

O mio babbino caro  (O my beloved daddy ) --  Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
(a bit mercenary but love nonetheless!)

THEATRE & BROADWAY
Ten Minutes Ago  --  Cinderella Rodgers & Hammerstein (R&H)
If I Loved You  --  Carousel (with verse), R&H
People Will Say We're In Love  --  Oklahoma, R&H
Vanilla Ice Cream  --  She Loves Me, Jerry Bock
All I Ask Of You  --  Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Fanny  --  Fanny, Harold Rome

MOVIES
My Heart Will Go On  --  Titanic, James Horner
Somewhere My Love  --  Dr. Zhivago, Maurice Jarre
Beauty and the Beast  --  Beauty and the Beast, Alan Menken
Isn't It Romantic  --  Love Me Tonight (original first use) Rodgers & Hart

Meet at the tower entrance following both concerts for a guided tour.

The 2017 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.

 

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About the artist: David Osburn studied under premier North American carillonneur Percival Price at the University of Michigan. He studied organ with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Walter Blodgett. He restored and installed a Holtkamp pipe organ in his Middleburg Heights music studio, where he taught piano for forty years. He is in his twenty-seventh year as carillonneur of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. For the past 26 years he has presented the annual Independence Day Carillon Concert in Gates Mills.

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Jul
23
11:00am11:00am

Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and Open Tower

Summer Sunday Morning Carillon Concert and OpenTower this week. Enter the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

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. Kleine suite voor beiaard (1972)          Heleen van der Weel
Intrada, Canzone, Rondeau

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

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

On Friday we welcome members of University Circle’s 1-2-1 Fitness Center who are having an outdoor cooking demonstration in the amphitheater of Case Western Reserve University’s Veal University Center on the campus area behind the tower.

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


The 2017 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.

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This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 23th at 11am.

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Jul
21
12:15am12:15am

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Summer Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur this week. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

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. Kleine suite voor beiaard (1972)          Heleen van der Weel
Intrada, Canzone, Rondeau

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

The tower is open during the Sunday concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

On Friday we welcome members of University Circle’s 1-2-1 Fitness Center who are having an outdoor cooking demonstration in the amphitheater of Case Western Reserve University’s Veal University Center on the campus area behind the tower.

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


The 2017 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.

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This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 23th at 11am.

 

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Jul
14
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Summer Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur begin this week. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 16th at 11am.

Program:  “Made in America”

Patrick Macoska
Guest Carillonneur
Friday July 14, 2017 12:15 p.m.
Sunday July 16, 2017 11:00 a.m.

1.  Three Hymns
  Amazing Grace   arr. Ronald M. Barnes (1927-1997)
 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   arr. Milford Myhre (b. 1931)
  Maitland (“Precious Lord”)   arr. Lee Cobb (b. 1963)

2. Two Carillon Compositions by John Courter (1941-2010)
 Ballad from Suite in Popular Style
 Sonorities from Suite No. 1 for Carillon


3. Three Appalachian Spirituals   Ronald Barnes
Tranquility  
 Siss Des Gudi Aldi Warrick
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree


4. Variations-Fantasy from Triptych for Carillon
John Pozdro (1923-2009)
 
5. Bethena – A Concert Waltz
Scott Joplin
arr. Arie Abbenes
 

The 2017 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.
Contact us if you’re interested in more information: info@ucbells.org.

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Patrick Macoska, Carillonneur. A native Clevelander, Patrick has lived in Michigan until recently, where he had careers in architecture and church music.  He studied carillon at the University of Michigan and played his GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North America) advancement recital in 1997 at the University of Kansas.  Patrick has been active in the Guild, serving two terms on the Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairperson of the Examinations Committee.  He has given carillon concerts throughout the U. S. and Canada, most recently playing guest recitals at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at L’Oratoire St. Joseph in Montreal.  Until his move back to Cleveland, he played weekly recitals on the two carillons at the University of Michigan as well as on the 51 bell Paccard carillon at St. Mary’s of Redford Church in Detroit where he served as director of music.  He is happy to be back in his home town and looks forward to becoming involved in the

 

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Jul
7
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Summer Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur begin this week. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

This concert will be repeated on Sunday morning, July 9th at 11am.

George Leggiero

Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday July 7, 2017 12:15 p.m.
Sunday July 9, 2017 11:00 a.m.

I.          Summertime George Gershwin             arr. G. Leggiero

II.         The Blue Ridge Nocturne       Johan Franco

III.        In the Good Old Summertime            arr. G. Leggiero
            In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

IV.        Sommersuite              Peter Møller
              Includes these Danish songs about summer:
                  Nu lyser løv i lunde (Carl Nielsen)
                  Du danske sommer, jeg elsker dig (O. Mortensen
                  Han kommer med sommer, han kommer med sol (Th. Aagaard
                  Jeg er havern, jeg har bjolder på (A. Agerby)
                  Se, det summer of sol over engen

V.         Feed the Birds                       Jerry Bock  (arr. S. Harnick)

VI.        From: The Fairy Queen                      Henry Purcell
                  Rondeau
                  Here’s the Summer                         

Before each section a bell will toll the number corresponding in the program

On Friday, meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour.
On Sunday, the tower will be open during the concert. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 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.
Contact us if you’re interested in more information: info@ucbells.org.

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Jun
16
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Friday June 16, 201712:15 p.m.


I
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude for Lute BWV998
Air from Ouverture 3 for Orchestra
 
II
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

From: Water Music
Hornpipe, Air
Aria con Variazioni (for harpsichord)

III
George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Fantasia I (for Solo Violin)
Largo, Allegro, Grave, Allegro

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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.

This is the last carillon concert in the spring series of concerts.
Summer carillon programs begin on Friday July 7 at 12:15

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

 
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Jun
9
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero, Covenant and University Carillonneur
Celebrating the 49th Anniversary
of the Dedication of the McGaffin Carillon

I
Matthias van den Gheyn

Preludio No. 5 for Carillon*

II
Two Hymns (arr. L ‘t Hart)
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past*
Once to Every Man and Nation*

III
Arthur Lynds Bigelow

Grote Klokken, Kleine Klokken (Big Bells, Little Bells)

IV
Albert de Klerk

Chaconne and Fugue*

V
Staff Nees

Capriccio

* Played at the dedication concert June 9, 1968

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.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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Jun
2
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Friday June 2, 201712:15 p.m.

I
B. Tideman-Weijers

Little Suite for Carillon
Allegretto
Andante
Allegro

II
Two English Folk Songs  

arr. L ‘t Hart
As I went out one May morning
The English Country Garden

III
Ronald Barnes

Sicilienne from Serenade for Carillon

IV
P.S. Rung-Keller

Theme and Variations on an Old Danish Folksong

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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.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

 
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May
26
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

America the Beautiful
arr. M. Myhre

Chester
arr. M. Myhre

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Louis Lambert arr. M. Myhre

Keller’s American Hymn
Matthias Keller, arr. L. ‘t Hart

Over There
George M. Cohanarr. R. Lodine

Memorial Chimes
Edward Elgar
Commissioned for the dedication of the Loughborough War Memorial Carillon 1928

America
arr. L. ‘tHart

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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.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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May
19
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program.    Free Parking.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

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

I
 Robert de Visée (1650-1725)  arr. R. Barnes

Suite in d Minor
Prelude, Allemande, Courante,
Sarabande, Bourrée  

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.

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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May
12
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

              David Osburn

              David Osburn

Guest Carillonneur
David Osburn, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights

Selected Songs of Nations
Anthems, Almost Anthems, and Might as Well Be Anthems
    with variations by the carillonneur.

 

National Anthem of the Bahamas
March On, Bahamaland, adopted 1973

Austrian National Anthem  Osterreichische Bundeshymne
One of Mozart's last compositions in 1791 used in his Freemasons Cantata K623

European Union Official Anthem
Ode To Joy Beethoven's 9th & worldwide hymn adopted in 1971

Netherlands National Anthem
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
or simply the Wilhelmus
first published 1626 in a hymnbook

British National Anthem God Save the Queen
first used in 1744 Goes back many more years
became hymn "America" in the U.S. (My Country 'Tis of Thee)

French National Anthem La Marseillaise
composed in 1792 adopted in 1795 banned under Napoleon


Russian National Anthem (former)
God Save the Tsar
from 1833 until 1917 revolution Found in many hymnals as "Russian Hymn" or "Russia"

Australian Patriotic Song Waltzing Matilda
Always heavily identified with Austriala and the United States Marines

Australian National Anthem
Advance Australia Fair

Unofficial National Anthem of Scotland
Scotland The Brave

Wales National Anthem Land of My Fathers
("Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau" in Welsh)

Bread of Heaven ("Cwm Rhondda" in Welsh and often used for Wales sporting events)
Always popular hymn worldwide

"Virtual" National Song of England Jerusalem
Written by Hubert Parry in 1916

David Osburn studied under premier North American carillonneur Percival Price at the University of Michigan. He studied organ with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Walter Blodgett. He has restored and installed a Holtkamp pipe organ in his Middleburg Heights music studio, where he taught piano for forty years. He is in his twenty-seventh year as carillonneur of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. For the past 26 years he has presented the annual Independence Day Carillon concert in Gates Mills. 

Meet at the tower entrance following the concert for a guided tour

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.
The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

 

 

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May
5
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking. 

George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday, May 5, 2017   12:15 p.m.
Mid-Century Modern, Sacred and Secular

Program

I
Jean W. Miller (1955- )
Suite For Carillon

Rather lively, joyous
Rather slow, with feeling
Lively and gay

II
Chris Dubois (1934-  )
Partita sopra “Vater unser im Himmelreich”

I. [Introduction]
II. Bicinim
III. Kleine Toccata
IV. Moderato

III
Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996)
Intermezzo No. 1

IV
Willem Vogel (1920-2010)
Sonatine voor Beiaard (Sonatina for Carillon)

Allegro espressivo
Adagio (non troppo)
Rondo (prestissimo)

Before each section a bell
will toll the number corresponding in the program

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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Apr
28
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tours by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

George Leggiero,
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday April 28, 2017   12:15p.m.

Program
I
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Suite in F (arr. H. Fusner)
Largo
Allemanda
Sarabanda
Giga

II
Leen ‘t Hart (1920-1922)
Three Sketches
Morning
Midday
Evening

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

IV
Anonymous 18th c.
from the Carillon notebook of Johannes de Gruytters
Allegro

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Before each section a bell
will toll the number corresponding in the program

The spring series is sponsored by Mildred Russin in memory of her son-in-law, Leslie Woolf.

The 2017 concerts are presented with the support of the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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Apr
21
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours Return!

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts and Tours return on April 21st with a concert of music by Bach, Handel and Telemann by George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. A Tour will follow the program. Meet at the tower entrance on Euclid Avenue.   Free Parking.

Program
Music by Bach, Handel and Telemann

J. S. Bach
arr. L. 't Hart

"Little" Prelude and Fugue BWV 553
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

G. F Handel
arr. R. Lodine
Water Music
Hornpipe - Air - Minuet I - Minuet II - Hornpipe

G. P. Telemann
arr. R. Barnes
Fantasie I (for violin)
Largo - Allegro - Grave - Allegro

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Dec
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert

This year's annual Christmas Eve McGaffin Carillon Concert will take place at 7:30pm. George Leggiero will perform a program of international carols. Immediately following, there will be 30 minute carol sing in the church that will include choir and organ. This will all precede Lessons and Carols at 8:30pm. Come for any or all of the festivities.

PROGRAM
George Leggiero, Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Introit for Christmas Eve    Ronald Barnes
(Based on an old Flemish Carol)

Advent
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (15th c. French)
Let All Mortal Men Keep Silence

Nativity
Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Polish)
Gesu Bambino

Shepherds
Pastoral   G. F. Handel
Whence, O Shepherd Maiden? (French)
Shepherds, What Joyful Tidings (Dutch)

The Three Kings
We Three Kings of Orient Are

Carol of the Bells

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Dec
21
4:30pm 4:30pm

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk at The Seidman Center Healing Garden

As the darkest day of the year nears, the Seidman Cancer Center’s Schneider Healing Garden—right across Euclid Avenue from the McGaffin Tower—once again hosts a candlelight labyrinth walk on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 4:30–5:30 p.m. University Circle Carillonneur George Leggiero will play meditative music by classical composers from the Baroque to the 20th century, including J. S. Bach, R. De Visée, W. A. Mozart, J. Brahms, and F. Poulenc, as well as seasonal music. To join the walk and enjoy some hot chocolate, meet in the Seidman lobby at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 216.286.4636.

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Dec
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Holiday CircleFest. Tours, Exhibit, Concert.

We'll be joining our University Circle neighbors in celebrating the season. 

Visit the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon in University Circle tent on the tower lawn, next to the CircleFest shuttle stop, for hot spiced tea and cookies. Pick up an "I Heard the Bells in University Circle" wristband.

Exhibits. Visit The Herrick Room on the third floor of the tower for information and exhibits about the bells and their history. Dutch chocolate, cookies and other gift items will be available for purchase to help support the Friends of the Carillon. There will be a discount for Friends of the McGaffin Carillon

Tours of the bell tower at noon, 1, 2, and 3pm. Space is limited. Reserve a space ahead of time by emailing us at info@ucbells.org. Preference is given to the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon.

3:30pm Holiday Carillon Concert. 

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur

Program

I
J. S. Bach (arr. Arie Abbenes)

Sinfonia from Cantata 142 “Uns ist ein Kind geboren” BWV 142

II
Irving Berlin (arr. J. De Vreese)

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

III
Four Traditional Dutch Christmas Songs( arr. Leen ‘t Hart)

Celebrating the Dutch origin of the McGaffin Carillon Bells
Komt wilt U spoeden naar Bethlehem (Hurry to Bethlehem)
Herders, ik boodschap blij van stem (Shepherds I Bring You Good Tidings)
Herders, Hij is geboren (Shepherds, He is Born)
Komt, verwondert u hier mensen (Come and Stand Amazed ye People)

IV
Mel Torme(arr. P. Beullens)

The Christmas Song

V
Two Traditional Hanukah Songs (arr. R. Giszczak)

Hanukah, O Hanukah
S’Vivon

VI
Traditional (arr. G. Leggiero)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

VII
Ukrainian (arr. H. Fusner)

Carol of the Bells

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Before each piece a bell
will toll the number corresponding in the program.

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Nov
11
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour - A Veteran's Day Tribute

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday November 11, 201612:15 p.m.
Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

Program

I
Johan Franco
Toccata No. 10

II
Samuel A. Ward
America the Beautiful

III
Jean Miller
Prayer for Peace

IV
Amazing Grace!

V
Edward Elgar
Nimrod from “Enigma Variations” opus 36
Memorial Chimes
(Comissioned for the dedication of the Loughborough, UK
war memorial carillon)

VI
anon.
arr. L. ‘t Hart
America

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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 of the tower.

This is the last in the fall series of Lunchtime Concerts.
Watch for information about our Holiday Circlefest activities on Sunday, December 4.

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Nov
4
12:15pm12:15pm

Luchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday November 4, 201612:15 p.m.

Program

I
William Boyce (1710-1779)
arr. David Herman
Voluntary No. 1

II
Jef Denyn (1862-1941)
Preludium

III
Adriaan Kousemaker (1909-1984)
Passacaglia, Aria and Fuge

IV
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)
Sicilienne

V
Géo Clément (1902-1969)
Toccata

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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 of the tower.

 

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Oct
28
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

Van Parker, Guest Carillonneur

I
Robert B Kleinschmidt
(1910-1959)
Prelude in the whole tone scale

II
Hilton Rufty
(1909-1974)
Suite for carillon
     I. Capriccietto
     II. Il Cassetta Musicale

III
Samuel Barber
(1910-1981)
Legend
Dirge

IV
Nino Rota
(1911-1979)
Novena di Natale
     IV. Glory in Excelsis Deo

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Oct
21
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday October 21, 201612:15 p.m.

Program

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

II
René Peeters

Sarabande with Variations (1959)

III
Roy Hamlin Johnson

Slow Dance for Carillon(1959)

IV
Victor Herbert
(1859-1924)
(arr. F. Law)
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life

V
Georg Philipp Telemann
(1681-1767)
(arr. R. Barnes)
Fantasie (for solo violin)
Dolce
Allegro
Largo
Presto

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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 of the tower.

 

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Oct
14
12:15am12:15am

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday October 14, 201612:15 p.m.

Program

I
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)

(arr. L. ‘t Hart)
Second Sonata
Allegro
Andantino
Presto

II
Ronald Barnes

Introduction and Sicilienne for Carillon (1981)

III
Carillon Notebook of Johannes de Gruytters (18th c.)

 (#96) Giga “par Couprin”

IV
Two Lullabies
Johannes Brahams
O. Fliesz (once attributed to W. Mozart)

V
P. S. Rung-Keller
Theme and Variations on an old Danish Folksong

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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 of the tower.

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Oct
7
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

George Leggiero
Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur
Friday October 7, 201612:15 p.m.

Program

I
Robert De Visée
(1650-1725)
arr. R. Barnes
Suite in D Minor (for lute)
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Gavotte
Menuet I & II
Gigue

II
Jean Miller

Soliloquy (1960)

III
Wim Mennes
(1917-1996)
Theme and Variations

IV
Erroll Garner
(1921-1977)
arr. J. Lerinckx
Misty

V
Gary White
(1937-)
Etude for Carillon

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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 of the tower.

 

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Sep
30
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

Program

I
Julius Röntgen
(1855-1932)
Klokkenspel – Suite Op. 70
I. Het Sneeker Klokspel
II. Advocaten en Procurcuren
III. Id voer latest uit Hollandt
IV. De “lustige” Boer
V. Rondo

II
Ronald Barnes
(1927-1997)
Paraphrase on a Siciliana of Pasquale Ricci for Carillon

III
Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)
arr. L. ‘t Hart
Libestraum

IV
Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

arr. R. Giszczak
Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof (1964)

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

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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 of the tower.

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Sep
23
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tower Tour

Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road. Free parking in the Euclid Avenue lot in front of the tower. A tour will follow the concert.

Program

I
Thoinot Arbeau

Pavan

II
Dietrich Buxtehude

Aria Rofilis

III
Jean Miller

Prayer for Peace (1962)

IV
Luwig van Beethoven

Für Elise

V
Heleen van der Weel

Little Suite for Carillon (1972)
Intrada, Canzone, Rondeau

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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 of the tower.

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