carillon : Definition, Usages, News and More

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carillon

ke ruh lon

  • n  set of bells hung in a bell tower
  • n  playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower

  • There is no shortage of bequests to provide churches and colleges with a carillon; the trouble is there is seldom enough left over for the salary of the rare musician who can play .
  • As an organ is to a piano, so is a carillon to an ordinary set of bells.
  • The carillon thereupon chimed out the fair's theme song, "The Bells of Treasure Island.
News & Articles

  • Carillonneurs launch concert tour of bell-tower duets
    [Episcopal News Service] It’s one thing to practice piano duets in the parlor when no one’s home to hear. It’s another when your tunes, and possible missteps, reverberate across town. “When we practice on the main instrument, somebody always is listening,” says Lisa Lonie, carillonneur at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, and at Princeton University in New Jersey. She ...
    June 17, 2013 - Worldwide Faith News
Quotes

  • Viktor Vekselberg in Reuters AlertNet
    I want to believe the carillon of these bells in America ...... will become yet another symbol of our countries' friendship and unity,said Russian billionaire tycoon Viktor Vekselberg, who helped secure the return of the bells.
  • Gary Lunn in Market Wire (press release)
    As the International Paralympic Committee flag rose and the Peace Tower Carillon bells rang today on Parliament Hill, you could see Canada's pride in supporting the Paralympic Winter Games and the achievements of our athletes,said the...

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