David Christensen, University Carillonneur
A program 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.
March 9, Saturday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
UC Riverside Bell Tower
Free and open to the public
Parking: $5 permits at the University Kiosk
Information: (951) 827-3245
The University of California, Riverside, Department of Music presents the annual William H. Reynolds Memorial Carillon Recital. This is an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor concert while relaxing in the pastoral atmosphere of the UCR campus. Selections to be performed include the Sonata for Violin and Continuo by Corelli, Variations on a Theme By Mozart (from The Magic Flute) by Mauro Giuliani, The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals) by Saint-Saëns, and folksongs from France and the British Isles. Also included on the program will be a selection of music from Film Favorites.
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.
To view a selection of carillon performances, go to the YouTube website and type “UCR carillon” into the search box. To view a duet performance, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDB_o2QkZOI