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Twilight Carillon Recital

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

David Christensen, UCR Carillonneur

1. Tempo Di Ballo (K. 430)
Domenico Scarlatti
Arr. Albert Gerken
2. Suite for Lute
  Minuete and Rondo
Philipp De Richee
Arr. Beverly Buchanan
3. Five Pieces for Guitar
  Andante Cantabile

Matteo Carcassi
Fernando Sor
Dionisio Aguado
Fernando Sor
Fernando Sor
Arr. Beverly Buchanan
4. Bahay Kubo (Philippine Folksong)
Arr. Robert Giracello
5. Sheep May Safely Graze
  (from Cantata No. 208)
Johanne Sebastian Bach
Arr. Theophil Rusterholz
6. Music from Portugal
  Hino Nacional
  Minuet (from Sonata No. 3)

Dom Pedro IV
Carlos Seixas
7. Wondrous Love
Donald Johns
8. Songs from Broadway
  Till There Was You
  Some Enchanted Evening
  Look to the Rainbow

Meredith Wilson
Richard Rodgers
Burton Lane
George Gershwin
9. Four Songs
  I've Got the World on a String
  It's Only a Paper Moon
  Over the Rainbow
  Stormy Weather
Harold Arlen
10. Two Welsh Folksongs
  All Through the Night
  The Ash Grove

Arr. David Christensen
Arr. Richard Giszczak
11. Allegro in G Major
Matthias Van den Gheyn

The Twilight Carillon Concert

The Twilight Carillon Concert features music by Domenico Scarlatti, Robert Giracello, Johann Sebastian Bach, Carlos Seixas, Donald Johns, Harold Arlen, and Matthias Van den Gheyn. A rarely heard piece on the program will be Hino Nacional by Dom Pedro IV, a king of Portugal. Dom Pedro IV of Portugal was also Pedro I of Brazil. The composition by Dom Pedro was not written for the carillon, but was found on one of the automatic playing devices attached to one of the carillons at the Mafra Palace. University Carillonneur David Christensen has arranged the piece from a copy of the early 18th century manuscript as it may have been played by the carillonneur of the time on the Mafra Palace carillon. A copy of the manuscript was sent to Mr. Christensen by Gary Barnett, a PhD student at UCR.

Also on the program is a set of variations on the hymntune Wondrous Love by Donald Johns. Originally written for organ, three movements of the piece have been transcribed for carillon.