Peace Tower Carillon: January noon-hour concert highlights

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Parliament in a White Blanket

Parliament in a White Blanket by Jen Delorme

 

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:

Thursday, January 8, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Birthday of Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

  • O Canada
  • Love Me Tender (“Aura Lee”), arranged by LaSalle Spier
  • Hound Dog, by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Plaisir d’amour, by Jean Paul Égide Martini, arranged by John Knox
  • Blue Moon, by Richard Rodgers, arranged by Gerard de Waardt
  • All Shook Up, by Otis Blackwell, arranged by Andrea McCrady

 

Monday, January 12, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Sir John A. MacDonald

  • O Canada
  • Two folksongs from Scotland, arranged by John Knox
  • Flora MacDonald’s Lament
  • Coming Through the Rye
  • Hymn tune: St. Agnes, by John Bacchus Dykes, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Grand Trunk Celebration Waltzes, by Charles D’Albert, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • March: Our Premier, by O. F. Tilgman, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Friday, January 16, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • We Are All Earthlings, by Jeff Moss and Sara Compton, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • The Moon and I, by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Sally Slade Warner
  • Clair de lune, by Claude Debussy, arranged by Jef Rottiers
  • Fly Me to the Moon, by Bart Howard, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon, by Jeff Moss, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Moonlight Serenade, by Glenn Miller, arranged by Jos Lerinckx

Monday, January 19, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • Highland Mary, arranged by John Ellis
  • Mandy, by Barry Manilow, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Tammy, by Jay Livingston, arranged by Janet Dundore
  • Fantasy Variations on “Jenny Jones”, by Ronald Barnes

Friday, January 23, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada

Disney Songs

  • From Snow White: “Whistle While You Work” and “Heigh Ho”, by Frank Churchill, arranged by Richard Giszczak
  • From Beauty and the Beast: “Be Our Guest” and “Something There”, by Alan Menken, arranged by Frank Steijn
  • From Mary Poppins: “A Spoonful of Sugar”, by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, arranged by Richard Giszczak
  • From The Little Mermaid: “Under the Sea”, by Alan Menken, arranged by Lisa Lonie

 

Monday, January 26, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • Is Someone Singing? (ISS) by Ed Robertson, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Swinging on a Star, by Jimmy van Heusen, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Stardust, by Hoagy Carmichael, arranged by Sally Slade Warner
  • Music from “Star Wars”, by John Williams
  • Theme from “Star Wars”, arranged by Janet Dundore
  • Princess Leia’s Theme, arranged by Janet Dundore and Andrea McCrady
  • The Imperial March, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Theme from “Star Trek”, by Alexander Courage, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Tuesday, January 27, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

  • O Canada

Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • “Klinget, Glöckchen, klinget,” from Der Zauberflöte, arranged by Percival Price
  • Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” from Der Zauberflöte, arranged by Leen ’t Hart
  • Reich mir die Hand mein Leben,” from Don Giovanni, arranged by Leen ’t Hart
  • Adagio for Glass Harmonica, arranged by John Courter
  • Menuet from “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”, arranged by Leen ’t Hart
  • German Dance III, K. 605, “The Sleigh Ride”, arranged by William De Turk

Wednesday, January 28, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly, by Sammy Fain, arranged by Richard Giszczak
  • Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, by Ron Goodwin, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane, by John Denver, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Fly Away, by John Denver, arranged by Carlo van Ulft

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