Peace Tower Carillon: March noon-hour concert highlights


Parliament Hill on a chilly January morning

Parliament Hill on a chilly January morning by S Myers


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.)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight, by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore, arranged by Robert Schultz
  • Éléphant” from Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns, arranged by Arie Abbenes
  • The Wonderful Crocodile, arranged by Milford Myhre
  • Theme from “Angry Birds”, by Ari Pulkkinen, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • The Grizzly Bear Rag, by George Botsford, arranged by Andrea McCrady


Tuesday, March 17, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day

  • O Canada
  • Three songs of Turlough O’Carolan, arranged by Adrian Patrick Gebruers
    • Colonel John Irwin
    • The Princess Royal
    • Captain Sudley (“O’Carolan’s Dowry”)
  • Hewlett’s, by Turlough O’Carolan, arranged for strings by Fretless, for carillon by Andrea McCrady
  • Kerry Dance, arranged by Arthur Bigelow
  • The Minstrel Boy, arranged by Charles Zettek
  • Medley of Irish Tunes, arranged by Sally Slade Warner


Wednesday, March 18, 2015; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • O Canada
  • Red River Valley, arranged by Percival Price and Eugeen Uten
  • Alberta Bound, by Gordon Lightfoot, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill, by Thomas F. Casey, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Four Strong Winds, by Ian Tyson, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Home on the Range, by Daniel E. Kelley, arranged by Albert Gerken


Friday, March 27, 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
  • Song for the Mira, by Alistair MacGillivray, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Northwest Passage, by Stan Rogers, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Old Mokami, by Gerald Mitchell, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia, arranged by Leen ’t Hart

OttawaStart Staff


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