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William H. Reynolds Carillon Recital

Saturday, March 11, 2017
  3–4 p.m.

Location: Bell Tower
  Parking Information

Category: Concert



Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Bell Tower

UCR Magazine article
"A View from the Top of the Tower" by Margo Halsted
UCR's second carillonneur recalls her fondest memories of the UCR carillon and bell tower on its 50th birthday

William H. Reynolds Carillon Recital

David Christensen, University Carillonneur    

Featuring music by John Stuart Archer, Filippo Gragnani, Francisco Tarrega, Alberto Dominguez, Ludwig van Beethoven, and others.  Music from England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Mexico, and the United States will be on the program.

The recital is in remembrance of William Reynolds, former Chair of the UCR Music Department, and musical advisor in the acquisition of the carillon which is enjoyed throughout the year by the UCR community. This is an opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the season while relaxing in the pastorale atmosphere of the UCR campus.


1. Suite No. 1 for Carillon - John Stuart Archer

2. Music for Guitar - Arr. Beverly Buchanan
    Sonatine - Filippo Gragnani
    Prelude - Francisco Tarrega

3. Air - George Frideric Handel, Arr. Theophil Rusterholz

4. Two Preludes from The Well-Tempered Clavier - Johann Sebastian Bach
     Prelude in C Major from Book 1, No. 1
     Prelude in C Minor from Book 1, No. 2

5. Pastorale from Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op 6, No. 8 - Arcangelo Corelli

6. Prelude and Minuet - Ludwig van Beethoven

7. Arabesque - Emilien Allard

8. Two Folksongs
    Down By the Sally Gardens - Irish Melody
    All Through the Night - Welsh Tune, Arr. Leen ’t Hart

9. Selections from Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Weber
    Think of Me
    Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
    All I Ask of You

10. Perfidia - Alberto Domínguez

11. Song of the Bells - Leroy Anderson, Arr. Gerard de Waardt

Unless otherwise indicated, all arrangements are by the performer.

To view a selection of carillon performances, click here

Free and open to the public
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk

David Christensen is now on his 30th year as Carillonneur at UCR where he plays weekly recitals during the school year.  During much of this time he had the privilege of working with both Bill and Mary Reynolds.  A memorable experience was playing organ for a Christmas Eve service with Bill Reynolds as the choir director.  Although the financing of the bellower and carillon was contributed by Philip and Dorothy Boyd, this instrument which so enhances the campus with beatiful music could not have been possible without the expert advice from Bill Reynolds who personally selected the bells for this instrument.

About the carillon
Housed in the bell tower, the carillon is a musical instrument comprised of 48 magnificent cast-bronze, cup-shaped bells. The bells are arranged chromatically and precisely tuned so that several can be sounded harmoniously together. The bells are sounded by striking a series of wooden levers with the side of the hand or fingers and with the feet.

Quarterly carillon recitals are presented by the UCR Department of Music with the generous support of Friends of the Carillon.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Bell Tower

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245