Twilight Carillon Recital

Department of Music
Twilight Carillon Recital    
David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in Spring at this annual concert. Listeners can enjoy the sounds from the carillon tower in a park-like atmosphere. 

June 1, 2019
Saturday, 6:00 P.M.
Bell Tower
Free and open to the public.


Menuet - Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Arr. Elizabeth Vitu

Four French Folksongs - Arr. Leen ’t Hart
Aupres De Ma Blonde
Sur La Route De Dijon
Au Clair De La Lune
Selections from The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948)
The Music of the Night
Angel of Music
Think of Me
All I Ask of You
Trois Gnossiennes - Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) Arr. David Christensen
No. 3  
Two North American Folksongs - Arr. Milford Myhre
Go ‘Way From My Window
Two Mexican Folksongs   
Señor Don Gato - Arr. Lee Cobb
Chiapanecas - Arr. Ronald Barnes

Folksongs from the British Isles
Down By the Sally Gardens - Arr. David Christensen
Scarborough Fair - Arr. Sally Slade Warner
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Arr. David Christensen
Music from Stage and Screen
Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini (1924-1994)
Bewitched - Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern (1885-1945)
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld (1894-1951)

To view a selection of carillon performances, click here

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 32 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 and arrangements for carillon are published by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

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.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

UCR Bell Tower

Event Type

Arts, Music & Concerts


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Transfer Students, General Public


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