Peace Tower Carillon: Preview of November noon-hour concerts


Scrubbing The Clock
Scrubbing The Clock by David Johnson, from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

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:


Wednesday, November 5, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Birthday of John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

  • The Liberty Bell March, duet arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Primo: Andrea McCrady; Secondo: Julie Tomicic
  • Semper Fideles, arranged by Janet Dundore
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever, duet arranged by Milford Myhre
  • Primo: Andrea McCrady; Secondo: Jonathan Hebert

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.

Prior to the ceremony at the National War Memorial

  • Solenne, by Joanna Estelle, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save, by John Bacchus Dykes, arranged by Beverly Buchanan
  • I Vow to Thee My Country, by Gustav Holst, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • O Valiant Hearts, by Charles Harris, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father, Our King), arranged by Richard Giszczak
  • In Flanders Fields, by Alexander Tilley, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • God Be with Our Boys Tonight, by Wilfrid Sanderson, arranged by Robin Austin
  • Psalm 139, by David Lee, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Following the ceremony at the National War Memorial

  • The Campbells Are Coming (Regimental March of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)*
  • Le rêve passe!, by Charles Helmer and Georges Krier, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary, by Jack Judge, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Heart of Oak, by William Boyce, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • When You Wore a Tulip, by Percy Wenrich, arranged by Robert Lodine
  • Keep the Home Fires Burning, by Ivor Novello, arranged by Gordon Slater
  • When the Lights Go On Again (All Over the World), by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, and Bennie Benjamin, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • The Pipes of Peace, by Paul McCartney, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Tuesday, November 18, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Birthday of Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)

  • From The Yeomen of the Guard: “I Have a Song to Sing, O!” arranged by Richard Giszczak
  • From HMS Pinafore: “For He is an Englishman”, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • From The Mikado: “Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day”, arranged by Stanford Lehmberg and Ronald Barnes
  • From The Mikado: “The Moon and I”, arranged by Sally Slade Warner
  • From The Pirates of Penzance: “With Catlike Tread”, arranged by John Ellis

Wednesday, November 19, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Clocks, by Coldplay, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Thursday, November 20, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • The Loco-Motion, by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, arranged by Andrea McCrady

Monday, November 24, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Canadian Folk Music Awards, Ottawa, November 27-29

  • Love This Town, by Joel Plaskett, arranged by Jonathan Hebert
  • Grateful, by David Francey, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Alexander Island, by Jayme Stone, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • Christian Island (Georgian Bay), by Gordon Lightfoot, arranged by Andrea McCrady
  • I Will Remember You, by Sarah McLachlan, arranged by Roy Lee
  • Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen, arranged by Jonathan Hebert

OttawaStart Staff


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay in the know!

Stay in the know!

Subscribe to the email digest for updates on local info & events. We promise to respect your time and your inbox!

You have successfully subscribed, thank you!