Carillon Concert - Special 91st Anniversary Celebration

Carillon Concert - Special 91st Anniversary Celebration

Mon, Sep 16, 2019
1:00pm to 2:00pm CT

Description

Happy 91st birthday to the Rochester Carillon

 

Variations on America – Leen ‘t Hart

  1. Theme*
  2. Menuet
  3. Aria
  4. Sarabande
  5. Toccata

Prelude and Fugue – Albert Gerken

March from Scipio* – G.F. Handel, arr. John Courter

Three Hymn Tunes

  • Eventinde (Abide With Me)* – William Henry Monk, arr. John Courter
  • Nicaea (Holy, Holy, Holy)* – John B. Dykes, arr. Austin Ferguson
  • The Doxology (Old Hundredth)* – Louis Bourgeois, arr. Herb Colvin

Mayo Clinic Chime – Jeff Daehn

Largo, from Xerxes* – G.F. Handel, arr. Beverly Buchanan

Variations on Sicilian Mariners – Lee J. Afdahl

Two Movements from Messiah – G.F. Handel

  • Pastoral Symphony*, arr. Ed Nassor
  • Hallelujah Chorus*, arr. Beverly Buchanan

 

*Indicates a selection heard at the dedication recital on September 16, 1928

 

Following the final selection, the bourdon will toll 91 times.

Location

In Person

Mayo Clinic Annenberg Plaza

Would be nice if you could stream this, maybe just a screen shot of Mayo or something????

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@cynthia24

Would be nice if you could stream this, maybe just a screen shot of Mayo or something????

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YES!

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@cynthia24

Would be nice if you could stream this, maybe just a screen shot of Mayo or something????

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We’re working on getting a live stream set up, but unfortunately we don’t have the capability at the moment. Once the new keyboard goes in next year we’ll be able to start focusing on getting the playing cabin prepared for camera/mix installation.

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In the meantime, @cynthia24 and @bernese53 hear and see Austin Ferguson @carillonghorn, the carillonneur for the Rochester Carillon, perform in this recording taken Feb. 22, 2019, for the first time in months after the carillon’s largest renovation in its 90-year history.

Liked by Lisa Lucier

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The bells of the carillon have been ringing in Rochester since 1928 and are housed in the tower atop the Plummer Building. Mayo Clinic’s carillon is the largest in the United States, consisting of 56 bells with a range of 4.5 octaves. The largest bell weighs in at nearly four tons while the smallest bell weighs 17 pounds. The carillon is a unique instrument in that the bells do not swing, instead the bells are fixed to supporting beams and the clappers hit the sides of the bells to make the ringing sound.

An interesting piece of trivia about Mayo Clinic’s carillon: 23 of the bells were a gift from the Mayo Brothers. These 23 bells were cast in England, consecrated by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury and shipped to Rochester.

This is an older recording from 2015 before the renovations. It's a behind-the-scenes guided video tour of the Mayo Clinic carillon. Enjoy.

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