Peace Tower Carillon: April noon-hour concert highlights

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Foggy Morning by David Johnson, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Foggy Morning by David Johnson, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

 

Just about every weekday at noon there’s a 15-minute concert played by the Peace Tower Carillon, the massive collection of bells that ring out from inside the tower on Parliament Hill.  Here are some program highlights this month. (The full schedule of concerts is here.)

Monday, April 20, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • Puff, the Magic Dragon, by Peter Yates, arranged by Beverly Buchanan
  • Imagine, by John Lennon, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Fly Away, by John Denver, arranged by Carlo van Ulft
  • Swinging on a Star, by Jimmy Van Heusen, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Fly Me to the Moon, by Bart Howard, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • Thank God We’re Surrounded by Water, by Tom Cahill, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • The Banks of Newfoundland, arranged by Leen ’t Hart
  • Barrett’s Privateers, by Stan Rogers, arranged by Jonathan Hebert
  • Away with the Roll of the Sea, by Allister MacGillivray, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Song of the Sockeye, by Philip J. Thomas, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia, arranged by Leen ’t Hart

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Birthday of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974)

  • O Canada
  • Blues for Bells, by John Courter
  • I Got Rhythm, by George Gershwin, arranged by Gordon Slater
  • Mood Indigo, by Duke Ellington, arranged by Jos Lerinckx
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, by Duke Ellington, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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