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Sunday Oct 18, 1pm - We dedicated our new carillon!
Sunday Oct 18, 1pm - We dedicated our new carillon!

This new Schulmerich electronic carillon is capable of performing thousands of tunes with true-to-life bell sounds. It uses high-fidelity recordings of cast bells, Flemish bells, English bells, and harp bells to produce the authentic sounds of true carillons.

These bells are also coordinated with our 42-rank Schantz pipe organ so that both can be played together in joyous new musical combinations! This is a wholly new use of carillons that was not possible before the electronic carillon.

Our special guest carilloneur - Dr W Robert Morrison

It is our privilege to welcome Dr W Robert Morrison as our special guest musician for our festival dedication concert on Sunday Oct 18 at 1pm!

He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, with degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Westminster Choir College. His teachers included the legendary Virgil Fox and Marcel Dupre. His carillon teachers included James Lawson of the Crystal Cathedral and Arthur Bigelow of the Princeton Graduate Tower carillon.

He was parish musician at the downtown Methodist church in Canton OH for 45 years (with an 86-bell Schulmerich carillon) and is now at St Mark's Episcopal in Canton. He played the Schulmerich carillon at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City and the Tower City carillon in Cleveland. He has dedicated organs and carillons in Ohio, Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland.

Our special guest carilloneur - Dr W Robert Morrison
Listen to the concert online

Bells From The Tower

The Westminster Strike

Welcome & Prayer                                         Rev. Dr. Mark Rich

Introductory Remarks                                           Barry Hardy

Selections for Bell Solos and Bells with Organ

“Wedding Bell Blues”…………………………………….Laura Nyro   

   Robert Morrison & Troy Reineke

“What A Wonderful World”……………………………..Weiss/Thiele

  

“Flute Clock Pieces”………………………………..Franz Jos. Haydn

   Call of the Quail; March

“Vocal Solo” - In Memory of Carol Mack         

    Jesus Is My Song of Grace……………………..Joseph M. Martin

    John Hutchinson, Tenor    Troy Reineke, piano      

 “Tunes for a Musical Clock” …………………………...G.F. Handel

    Gigue; Voluntary on a Flight of Angels

 “The Swan”…………………………………………...C. Saint-Saens

    Troy Reineke, piano, with organ and bells

 “Humoresque”………………………………………Antonin Dvorak

A Fragment of Change Ringing

  “Gymnopedie No. 1”……………………………………….Erik Satie

  “Beautiful Ohio”…………………………………………...Mary Earl

  “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”………………………………J.S. Bach

  “Ring Out, Wild Bells”…………...Charles Gounod, arr. E. J. Lorenz

  “Poem”……………………………………………….Rollo Maitland

     (Winner of a 1949 prize for compositions using bells)

  “In A Monastery Garden”……………………….Albert W. Ketelbey

   (In which is heard the chirping of birds, chanting of the monks,

     and the Sanctus bell.)

   Hymn Requests from the Congregation

     (Mr. Morrison will weave the selections into a medley, using the

     full resources of the Schantz Pipe Organ and the Schulmerich

     Carillonic Bells.)

  XBenediction

  XPostlude: Bells from the Tower