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Holiday Carillon Recital

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm

David Christensen, University Carillonneur


David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in the season with arrangements of traditional holiday music, folk songs and popular favorites.

1.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
15th c. plainsong

2.
Unto Us a Child is Born
Piae Cantiones, 1582
Arr. Milford Myhre

3.
English Carols
I Saw Three Ships
Arr. Milford Myhre
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Arr. Ronald Barnes
What Child Is This?
Arr. Albert Gerken

4.
German Carols
Away In a Manger
Arr. Theophil Rusterholz
In Dulci Jubilo
Arr. Ronald Barnes

5.
Christmas Concerto
Arcangelo Corelli
Grave
Vivace
Allegro
Pastorale

6.
Dreidel
Jewish Melody

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

8.
Deck the Hall
Old Welsh Air
Arr. Albert Gerken

9.
See Amid the Winter's Snow
John Goss
Arr. Milford Myhre

10.
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
Speier Gesangbuch (1599)
Arr. Albert Gerken

11.
Popular Holiday Songs
Up On the Housetop
Benjamin Hanby
Santa Medley
Arr. Ronald Barnes
White Christmas
Irving Berlin

12.
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Afro-American Spiritual

All arrangements are by the performer unless otherwise indicated.

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 29 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.

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.