William H. Reynolds Carillon Recital

Department of Music

William H. Reynolds Carillon Recital
David Christensen, University Carillonneur

This concert features music by Willem De Fesch, Filippo Gragnani, Louis Bourgeois, Johann Walther, G. F. Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Geert D’ hollander.  Three selections from Handel’s Messiah will be included on the program.

March 9, 2019
Saturday, 3:00 P.M.  
Bell Tower

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. Menuet in C Major - Willem De Fesch (1687-1761)

2. Sonatine - Filippo Gragnani (1740-1800)

3. Psalm 118 - Louis Bourgeois (1510-1561)
          Arr. Gijsbert Kok

4. Partita Jesu, Meine Freude - Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)
          Arr. Gijsbert Kok

5. The Messiah - George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
          Arr. David ChristensenHow Beautiful Are the Feet of Them
          I Know That My Redeemer Lives
          Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates

6. A Sacred Suite - Geert D’ hollander (b. 1965)
          Da Pacem Domine

7. Sonata in F, KV 244 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

8. Andante - Matthias Van Den Gheyn (1721-1785)

9. What Is This Lovely Fragrance? - French Tune,
           Arr. David Christensen

10. Waltz - Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 31 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.

Free and open to the public
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.music.ucr.edu

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



Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

UCR Bell Tower

Event Type

Arts, Music & Concerts


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




Free and open to the public.

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