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Holiday Carillon Recital

Saturday, December 12, 3:00 pm

David Christensen, University Carillonneur


David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in the season with arrangements of traditional holiday music including folk songs from the Netherlands arranged by Leen ’t Hart and carols from Germany, France, and England. The concert features the popular song Up On the Housetop written in 1864 by Benjamin Hanby. The song was brought back to life in 2005 with a new recording by Kimberley Locke. Her version made it to #1 in the Billboard adult contemporary chart.

Following the recital, carillon student Jenessa Stemke will play for 15 minutes for visitors to the playing cabin at the top of the Bell Tower.

1.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent - 17th century French Melody
Arr. Ronald Barnes

2.
Holiday Songs from the Netherlands
Arr. Leen 't Hart
There is a Knock at the Door
The Bag of St. Nicholas
I Hear No Horse Feet There
Hear the Wind Blowing through the Trees

3.
Unto Us a Boy Is Born - Piae Cantiones, 1582
Arr. Milford Myhre

4.
French Carols
Carol of the Birds
Arr. Raymond Keldermans
Sing We Now of Christmas
Arr. Todd Fair
Angels We Have Heard on High
Arr. David Christensen
He is Born, the Divine Christ Child
Arr. Emilien Allard

5.
German Carols
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Speier Gesangbuch
Arr. Albert Gerken
Away in a Manger
Arr. Raymond Keldermans
In Dulci Jubilo
Arr. Ronald Barnes

6.
English Carols
Coventry Carol
Arr. Ronald Barnes
The Holly and the Ivy
Arr. Milford Myhre
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Arr. Albert Gerken

7.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
J. Baptiste Calkin

8.
Hanukkah, O Hanukkah - Jewish Melody
Arr. David Christensen

9.
Popular Holiday Songs
Up on the Housetop
Benjamin Hanby
Arr. David Christensen
Silver Bells
Ray Evans
Arr. Richard von Grabow
White Christmas
Irving Berlin

10.
O Thou Joyful Day - Sicilian Melody
Arr. Richard von Grabow