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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)

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

Earlier Event: June 9
Anniversary Peal
Later Event: June 15
Lunchtime Carillon Concert