1968 Marcussen organ at the Community Church, Ikast, Denmark
1968 Marcussen organ at the Community Church, Ikast, Denmark

Ring Them Bells #0549

Perhaps from hanging around in the organ lofts near those bell towers, organ composers have amassed a fine pile of bell-music.

JEAN-JACQUES BEAUVARLET CHARPENTIER: CarillonHelga Schauerte (1981 Eisenbarth/Dom St. Stephan, Passau, Germany) Syrius CD-141310

GIOVANNI MORIANDI (arranged by William Thomas Best): Bell-RondoSimon Lindley (1905 Abbott & Smith/Town Hall, Leeds, England, UK) OxRecs CD-71

GARTH EDMUNDSON: Bells through the treesJames Hammann (1918 Steere/Baptist Temple, Brooklyn, NY) Calcante CD-012

BERNHARD CHRISTENSEN: Variations on Now the Bells Chime at the Coming of Morn –Christian Blache Holm (1968 Marcussen/Community Church, Ikast, Denmark) Danacord CD-304

HENRI MULET: Campanille, from Byzantine SketchesThomas Murray (1990 Austin/National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA) Arkay AR6111

HENRI MULET: Carillon-SortieNoel Rawsthorne (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 67291

LOUIS VIERNE: Les Angelus, Opus 57 –Margaret Roest, soprano; Ben van Oosten (1981 Oberlinger/St. Joseph Church, Bonn-Beuel, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 0991

JEAN LANGLAIS: Angelus, from Huit Chants de BretagneJean Langlais (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Solstice CD-165

FRANZ LISZT: Angelus! Priere aux anges gardiensJared Johnson (1926 Skinner/Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian, Detroit, MI) JAV CD-133

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Carillon-BombardeDouglas Reed (1997 C.B. Fisk/Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan) Equilibrium CD-35

LUDVIG NIELSEN: Fantasy on the Bells of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Opus 37 –Willibald Guggenmos (1999 Eule/St. Michael Church, Schwabmünchen, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20091

NOTE: the various sounds of actual tower bells which appear here and there in this program come from an arresting German CD production, Die Glocke und ihr Geläute Psallite CD-P60661.