George Leggiero, carillon
Jonathan Moyer, organ Music of Dieterich Buxtehude
Bring a lunch and listen to the carillon from your car, the church lawn or the Case Western Reserve campus along Bellflower Road at noon. An organ recital follows inside the church. Free parking in the church lot.
Carillon Music from Eighteenth Century Louvain
Music by Matthias Vanden Gheyn (1721-1785)
Preludio No. 6
This week’s eighteenth century carillon tour takes us to Louvain, Belgium. Matthias Vanden Gheyn, a member of an important family of bell founders, was the city carillonneur and organist at Louvain’s St. Peter’s Church. He was regarded as the most important musician in the city and published pieces for organ and harpsichord. The eleven carillon preludes were discovered in the nineteenth century by Xavier van Elewyck who made several copies. These preludes became standard carillon repertoire during the twentieth century and Vanden Gheyn is sometimes referred to as the Bach of the carillon. The original autograph was lost until 1995 and is now in the Louvain University Archives. In the manuscript there are also a number of miscellaneous pieces. Mr. Leggiero has transcribed the quirky Cantate and charming Menuet for today’s performance.
Music of Dieterich Buxtehude