Cownie Professor of Music
TAM, Tin-Shi ed.
Since 1995, Iowa State University Carillon Composition Competition is held to encourage the writing of original carillon compositions by young composers. Three of the winning compositions are included in this publication.
Law, Daniel, TAM Tin-Shi & Anita Mak ed.
A collection of hymns written by Chinese composers.
|"Bells and Carillons in North America
1914-1918: the evolution and beyond"
The XVIII World Carillon Congress
In the late 19th century, chimes and carillons were installed in the United States, mostly as memorials. Their popularity increased in the early 20th century. Despite the stresses of World War I, thirty-seven chimes were built from 1914 to 1918, for churches and colleges in the USA. Many of the existing instruments were modified or enlarged, though several were abandoned. The individual fates of the surviving chimes will be discussed. Study of their paths and changes provides strategic references for the future of the carillon art.
|"Music for Carillon and Orchestra"
The XVI World Carillon Congress
Groningen, The Netherlands
The carillon is an orchestra unto itself. For centuries, the sound of bells inspired composers to write orchestral works that contained the word "carillon" in their titles. In contrasts, music for carillon and symphony orchestra is rare. The challenges of composing and performing works for carillon and orchestra are many, including the choice of performance venue and overcoming serious acoustical balance issues. However, electronic technology now makes it possible for carillon and orchestra to perform together much more successfully.
Two commissioned works for carillon and symphony orchestra have been composed in recent years. Star Bells (2002) by Jeffrey Prater (Professor of Music at Iowa State University), was commissioned by the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation to celebrate the centennial of the Bells of Iowa State. This work is in three movements, each with a different focus, form, and musical character. The première took place in real time via fiber-optic technology, with the carillon and concert hall separated by nearly a mile. Finale festivo (2005) by Henk de Vlieger was commissioned to celebrate the twenty-fifth year of the reign of Dutch Queen Beatrix. This piece is based on well-known Dutch birthday songs and the Dutch national anthem "Wilhelmus". The première took place in Amsterdam outdoors at Dam Square. The orchestral sounds were electronically reinforced for a better acoustically balanced performance.
(The marriage of Carillon and Orchestra)
The 66th Congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America,
The University of California at Berkley
This paper is a study of compositions for carillon and orchestra, including Star Bells (2002) by Jeffrey Prater and Finale festivo (2005) by Henk de Vlieger. The challenges of composing for carillon and orchestra and the technology involved in those performances.
|"Bells and Bell Music in China"
The XV World Carillon Congress
|"The Hidden Dragon"
The 64th Congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
|"Bells and Bell Music of China"
The 61st Congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America
|"Self-test as a Lens to Explore the Exam Preparation Process: Music 102"
The Third Annual WebCT Conference