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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.