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Lunchtime Carillon 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. A tour of the tower happens after the concert. Free. Free Parking.

“A Ronald Barnes Sampler”

  1. Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    arr. Ronald Barnes
    Fantasia III

2. Three Carillon Preludes on Appalachian Spirituals
“Land Beyond the Clouds”
“O Brieder, Habt Noch Mut”
“Happy in Eternity” (Passacaglia)

3. Three Movements from Serenade I
A Whimsy

4. Concerto
II.Grave e Recitando


Ronald M. Barnes (1927-1997) was a carillonneur, composer and writer who contributed to the development of the carillon art in North America perhaps more than any other individual. He began his career at the University of Kansas as carillonneur of their newly installed carillon and encouraged composers and colleagues Gary White, Roy Hamlin Johnson and John Pozdro to write highly original and groundbreaking new music for the carillon. Barnes subsequently held positions at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and at U. C. Berkeley. In addition to his original compositions, Ronald Barnes was a consummate arranger of music for the carillon, of which the first piece on this program is a fine example.

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

Earlier Event: September 21
Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour
Later Event: October 12
Lunchtime Carillon Concert and Tour