Carillon Festival 2000


ISU Music Department

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Carillon Festival 2000
(September 22 - 24)
Stanton Memorial Carillon

Bring your friends and family, enjoy a scoop of ice-cream,
visit the campanile, watch carillonneurs in action, and listen to
the Bells of Iowa State ring out your favorite American tunes.

Guest carillonneur for the festival is Beverly Buchanan from Belmont University, Tennessee.
She will give a seminar and perform the music of Percival Price, one of the first American Carillonneur and Campanologist.
In addition, various ISU music groups will be featured in the family concert.

All events are FREE.

The festival includes a carillon composition competition for young composers.
For information, call (515) 294-3831 or e-mail

sponsored by the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation

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Schedule of Events

September 22


5:00 pm

LET FREEDOM RING --- Music by American Composers

Carillon Recital
Tin-shi Tam, ISU Carillonneur

Edward M. Nassor: Campanella II
Robert B. Kleinschmidt: Second Suite --- The Bells after Poe
Samuel Barber: Legend & Allegro
Spirituals: Tranquility & Daniel in the Lion's Den
American Folk Songs: Poor Wayfaring Stranger & The Wonderful Crocodile
Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose & At an Old Trysting Place
Scott Joplin: Heliotrope Bouquet
Lee Hoiby: Variations and Theme
John Philip Sousa: Semper Fidelis, The Washington Post & The Stars and Stripes Forever



Saturday, September 23


1:30 pm

Carillon Seminar
"Percival Price and the Carillon in North America"
Beverly Buchanan, guest carillonneur
Music Hall, Room 130

3:00 pm

OF BELLS AND MAN --- Music of the bells and Carillon Music by Percival Price

Carillon Recital
Beverly Buchanan, guest carillonneur

Kamiel Lefévere: The Bells
Percival Price: Children's Suite
Folk Songs: Land of Rest & Muss i denn
Percival Price: Carillon Piece without Expression, No. 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (Magic Flute)
English Christmas Melodies: Forest Green & Good King Wenceslas
Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Nino Rota: Evening Bells

4:00 pm

Campanile Tour



September 24


2:00 pm

Family Concert

ISU Brass Ensemble,
Mike Golemo, director

ISU Dance,
Janice Baker, director

ISU Flute Ensemble,
Elizabeth Sadilek, director

ISU student carillonneurs


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Beverly BuchananBEVERLY BUCHANAN, currently University Carillonneur at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, has served three carillons: resident carillonneur for the Carillon Beach Institute, Panama City Beach, Florida 1996-1999, University Carillonneur for Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee 1988-1996 and 1999-present, and carillonneur at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1964-1988. She received music degrees from the University of Michigan and studied carillon there with Percival Price. An active member of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Mrs. Buchanan has served as a Director and as Chairman of the Committee on Student Examinations in addition to being chairman and publisher of carillon music publications for 25 years. In 1988 the University of California, Berkeley, awarded her the Berkeley Medal for Distinguished Service to the Carillon, and in 1994 The Guild of Carillonneurs awarded her the Certificate of Extraordinary Service. She has compiled and edited several collections of carillon music, including The Belmont Book for Two Octave Carillon series and The Cranbrook Hymn Collection series. She is curently compiling and preparing an anthology of compositions and arrangements for carillon by Percival Price. She has concertized on major carillons in North America and Australia and has participated in International Carillon Festivals.

Percival Price looking at a bellBells and Man is the title of a book written by Percival Price who has been referred to as the founder of the carillon profession in North America. PERCIVAL PRICE, (1901-1985), the first professional carillonneur in North America, was the first North American to graduate from the Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium. He was a charter member and founding member of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Carillon positions included Metropolitan Church, Toronto; Park Avenue Baptist Church (now Riverside church), New York City; Dominion Carillonneur at Ottawa, Canada. From 1939 until his retirement in 1970, he was Carillonneur and Professor of Campanology at the University of Michigan. Many of today's carillonneurs trained there under him. In honor of his centenary next year, Beverly Buchanan and other former Price students are preparing an anthology of his music with a biographical introduction by his daughter Daphne Price McCree. Price's contributions to carillon music number close to 1,000 selections, mostly previously unpublished. He was equally comfortable composing and arranging for carillons of all sizes, from 2 octaves to four and a half octaves and larger.