Carillon Music from Mayo Clinic
Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series
The Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, is an annual initiative that commissions one new composition for solo carillon each year. The work, when completed, is premiered at Mayo Clinic and then made available to carillonneurs around the world. The program seeks not only to expand the repertoire of quality modern compositions for the carillon, but to ensure they remain accessible to all members of the carillon community. Composers come from varied backgrounds across the world, making each piece unique and highlighting the diversity of patients, staff, and guests at Mayo Clinic. The scores for each Music for Mayo piece may be found below.
2023: TBA by Joey Brink
2021 Composition Contest
The Lavins Center sponsored Mayo Clinic's first carillon composition contest, "The People’s Instrument: The Rochester Carillon”, in 2021. Composers were asked to consider the unique setting of the Rochester Carillon at Mayo Clinic and its use as a tool in the healing process. Winners were announced in July 2021. The prizewinning scores can be downloaded below.
Other Carillon Music
In addition to scores from the Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series and the 2021 composition contest, other pieces of carillon music written for the Rochester Carillon are available below for free download.
"The Great Bronze Doors" by Joey Brink, commissioned jointly by the Lavins Center and Mayo Clinic Heritage Days with generous support from Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst through a gift to the Sisters of St. Francis