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Peace Tower Carillon: Preview of December noon-hour concerts

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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:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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O Canada

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Ding, Dong, Merrily on High, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Jingle Bells, arranged by William De Turk

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Silver Bells, by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Jingle Bell Rock, by Joe Beal and Jim Booth, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Duo:
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 Shtedrik
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(Carol of the Bells/
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 Noël des cloches
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), by Mykola Leontovich, Andrea McCrady, primo, Robert Labonté, secondo

Wednesday, December 3, 2014; from 6:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.

Christmas Lighting Ceremony Carillon Prelude

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, by John Baptiste Calkin, arranged by Beverly Buchanan

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_
 Rotónni Niío Roiénha
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(He is born the beautiful One), traditional Mohawk carol, arranged for choir by Matthew Larkin, for carillon by Andrea McCrady

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_
 Vieux Noël canadien
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, traditional Quebec carol, from
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 Chansons canadiennes
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(1907), arranged by Andrea McCrady

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_
 La légende de Saint-Nicolas
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, French carol compiled by Gérard de Nerval (1842), arranged by Andrea McCrady

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_
 Cantique de Noël
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, by Adolphe Adam, arranged by Albert Gerken

In commemoration of the centenary of the Christmas Truce, December 1914:

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 Stille Nacht
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/Silent Night/
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 Sainte Nuit
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, by Franz Gruber, arranged by Albert Gerken

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 Hymne des fraternisés
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(I’m Dreaming of Home), from the film
_
 Joyeux Noël
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, by Philippe Rombi, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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The Pipes of Peace, by Paul McCartney, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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_
 O Tannenbaum
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/O Christmas Tree/
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 Mon beau sapin
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, traditional German carol, arranged by Ronald Barnes

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Deck the Hall/
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 Votre bonté grand Dieu
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, combined traditional Welsh and French carols, arranged by Mathieu Polak

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_
 Au pôle Nord
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Ragtime Two-step (1911), by Jean-Baptiste LaFrenière, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Jingle Bells/
_
 Vive le vent
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(1857), by James. L. Pierpont, arranged by William De Turk

Monday, December 8, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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Love Came Down at Christmas, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Gaelic Lullaby, arranged by John Knox

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Christmas in Killarney, by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh, and Frank Weldon, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Paraphrase on an Irish Carol, by Ronald Barnes

Friday, December 12, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Guest performer: Jonathon Bell Hebert, Information Officer, Library of Parliament

 * 
O Canada

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_
 Noël nouvelet
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, arranged by Todd Fair

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The Silver Stars Are in the Sky, by William Garnet James and John Harry Rupert Wheeler, arranged by Ronald Barnes

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The Huron Carol, arranged by Milford Myhre

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_
 Cantique de Noël
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, by Adolphe Adam, arranged by Albert Gerken

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Now the Bells Ring, by Rita MacNeil, arranged by Jonathon Bell Hebert

Monday, December 15, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Ronald Barnes, played by Julie Tomicic

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Joy to the World, by George Friderick Handel, arranged by Wendell Westcott, played by Julie Tomicic

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Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day, arranged by John Knox

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The Holly and the Ivy, arranged by Milford Myhre

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged by Geert D’hollander

Thursday, December 18, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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Hannukah Medley, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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_
 Chanuka
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and
_
 S’Vivon
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, arranged by Richard Giszczak

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_
 Chanoekia
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and
_
 Hanerot Halalu
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, arranged by Mathieu Polak

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Klezmer Music, arranged by Moshe Lewkowitz

Friday, December 19, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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The Mummers’ Song/The Wren (NL), arranged by Andrea McCrady

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River, by Joni Mitchell, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Variations on “Greensleeves”, arranged by Émilien Allard

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Mourning Dove, by Pierre Massie, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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The First Noel, played by Robert Labonté

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Silent Night, by Franz Gruber, played by Robert Labonté

Tuesday, December 23, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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_
 Adeste Fideles
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, arranged by Eugeen Uten, played by Jennifer Moore

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Still, Still, Still, arranged by John Knox, played by Jennifer Moore

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Variations on “The First Noel”, arranged by Émilien Allard

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O Little Town of Bethlehem, arranged by David Hufford

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_
 Venite Adoremus
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, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Away in a Manger, arranged by Milford Myhre

Wednesday, December 24, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson, arranged by Richard von Grabow

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_
 Petit Papa Noël
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, by Raymond Vincy and Henri Martinet, arranged by Audrey Dye

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Jolly Old St. Nicholas, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Santa Comes in a Big Red Sleigh, by Gary O’Driscoll, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, by Johnny Marks, arranged by Janet Dundore

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Brazilian Sleighbells, by Percy Faith, arranged by John Ellis

Monday, December 29, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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Winter Wonderland, by Felix Bernard, arranged by Sally Slade Warner

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Wintersong, by Sarah McLachlan, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Snow in the Street, by Ralph Vaughn Williams, arranged by Milford Myhre

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Snow is Dancing, by Eric West, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Frosty the Snowman, by Steve Nelson and Walter Rollins, arranged by Janet Dundore

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_
 Leise rieselt der Schnee
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, arranged by Carlo van Ulft

Tuesday, December 30, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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_
 In Dulci Jubilo
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, arranged by Leen ’t Hart

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Ronald Barnes

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Masters of this Hall, arranged by Milford Myhre

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Wassail Song, arranged for choir by Pierre Massie, for carillon by Andrea McCrady

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Gloucester Wassail, arranged by John Knox

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Yorkshire Wassail, arranged by William De Turk

Wednesday, December 31, 2014; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 * 
O Canada

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_
 Visite du Jour de l’An
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, arranged by Gordon Slater

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Clocks, by Coldplay, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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Selections from Sonata for a Musical Clock, by George Friderick Handel, arranged by Percival Price

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_
 Le tic-toc-choc
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, by François Couperin, arranged by Christine Laugié

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_
 Bécsi harangjáték
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(Viennese musical clock), by Zoltán Kodály, arranged by René Vanstreels

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Rock Around the Clock, by Max Freedman and Jimmy DeKnight, arranged by Andrea McCrady

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_
 Auld Lang Syne
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, arranged by John Knox