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Twillight Carillon Recital

Saturday, June 3, 2017
  6–7 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

Twillight Carillon Recital  
David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in Spring at this annual concert.
Music by Joannes de Gruytters, Francois Couperin, John Stuart Archer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Matthias Ven den Gheyn, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Robert Giracello.  Also on the program will be selections from “Showboat” by Jerome Kern.

To view a selection of carillon performances, click here

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

1. Selections from the Carillon Book of Joannes de Gruytters (1746)
    Two Menuets - Joannes de Gruytters
    Gigue - Francois Couperin

2. Suite No. 2 - John Stuart Archer

3. Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes de Confessore) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arr. Bernard Winsemius

4. Prelude No. 4 in D Minor - Matthias Van den Gheyn

5. Amor Y Perfidia - Heitor Villa-Lobos

6. Valse Francaise - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Arr. Ed Nassor

7. Awiting Bayang - Robert Giracello
    Bahay Kubo

8. Showboat - Jerome Kern
    Make Believe
    Can’t Help Loving That Man
    Old Man River

9. Folksongs
    Chiapanecas - Mexico, Arr. Ronald Barnes
    All the Pretty Little Horses - United States, Arr Milford Myhre
    Cincinatti - United States

10. Fugue in C Major - Matthias Van den Gheyn

Unless otherwise indicated, arrangements are by the performer.

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 29 years and plays regular weekly concerts throughout the school year.  He has performed at many carillons throughout the United States and Canada, including the University of Michigan, University of Toronto, UC Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, Longwood Gardens, and Princeton University.  Mr. Christensen also gives instruction in carillon and organ to UCR students.  Several compositions for organ are published by the Kenwood Press.

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