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Twilight Carillon Recital

Saturday, June 6, 3:00 pm

David Christensen, University Carillonneur


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.

1.
Menuet
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Arr. Elizabeth Vitu

2.
Four French Folksongs
Arr. Leen 't Hart
Alouette
Aupres De Ma Blonde
Sur La Route De Dijon
Au Clair De La Lune

3.
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

4.
Trois Gnossiennes
Erik Satie (1866 - 1925)
Arr. David Christensen
No. 3

5.
Two North American Folksongs
Arr. Milford Myhre
Shenandoah
Go 'Way from My Window

6.
Two Mexican Folksongs
Señor Don Gato
Arr. Lee Cobb
Chiapanecas
Arr. Ronald Barnes

7.
Folksongs from the British Isles
Down By the Sally Gardens
Arr. David Christensen
Scarborough Fair
Arr. Sally Slade Warner

8.
Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
Arr. David Christensen

9.
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)

10.
Waltz
Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)

Unless otherwise indicated, arrangements are by the performer.

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.