Recordings

Listed are carillon recordings which have been published on compact disc or cassette.  This selected sample of carillon music represents not only North American carillons and carillonneurs but also some from overseas.

The Guild DOES NOT sell recordings.  Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by the GCNA, nor are these the only sources of recordings.

A more comprehensive carillon discography is maintained by the Carillon Society of Australia.

Compact Discs | Cassettes | Non-carillon | Where to Buy

Compact Discs

Joyful Noise: The Kibbey Carillon of Washington National Cathedral [Washington National Cathedral SKU: MS-940485]

Dr. Edward M. Nassor, Cathedral Carillonneur.  Available from the Cathedral's Museum Store.

ALL HAIL BLUE & GOLD [Berkeley Historical Society 1394497]

Ronald Barnes (one piece), Jeff Davis, David Hunsberger, and John Agraz playing the U.C. Berkeley carillon.

TRUE BLUE [University of Michigan UMC1001]

Music performed on the Carillons of the University of Michigan.

TWO-RIFFIC CARILLON DUETS [Hudson Recordings HRM 96]

Beverly Buchanan and Phillip Burgess playing the Wallace Carillon, Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Carols for Carillon [Hudson Recordings OOHR 991K] *

Robert Grogan playing the Knight's Tower Carillon, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.

CAST IN BRONZE: several recordings available through the Cast In Bronze Website.

Frank Della Penna playing the Cast in Bronze traveling carillon as part of an ensemble including keyboard, bass and drums.

CAROL [Angel Records CDC 7243 5 56180 2 3]

American Boychoir recording of Christmas music. Frank Della Penna playing the Cast in Bronze carillon accompanies the choir on three selections.

Christmas with Roger Wagner [DELOS CD 3072]

One verse played by David Christensen on the UC Riverside carillon precedes two cuts on this album.

CARILLON: Class of 1892 Bells [Princeton University]

From the 1993 summer concert series at Princeton University

A Carillon Christmas

Daniel Kehoe playing Christmas music on the Foreman Carillon, United Methodist Church, Simsbury, CT.

Summer Sounds at Seven

Daniel Kehoe, Trinity College Carillonneur, playing the Trinity College Carillon

The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 1
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 2: Christmas
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 3: A Summer's Night
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 4: Orchestral Color

John Gouwens playing the Organ and Carillon of Culver Academies, Culver IN

Metropolitan United Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Features Gerald Martindale playing the Metropolitan Church Carillon.  Also features the church's Senior Choir and Silver Band.  Available for $20.00 (Can) or $18.00 (US) plus $3.00 S&H from the church - call +1-416-363-0331.

L'ART du CARILLON [Arion ARN 60349]

Jacques Lannoy, Master Carillonneur of Douai, playing the Douai Carillon, France. Digital re-release of his out-of-print LP.

The King Frederik IX Carillon [Helikon HCD 1019]

Peter Langberg playing this carillon in Logumkloster, Denmark

Carillon Music [Erasmus Muziek Producties WVH 094]

Jacques Maassen playing the Carillon of Breda, The Netherlands

Lusitana Musica Vol. II [EMI 7243 5 55313 2 2]

Arie Abbenes, Todd Fair, Abel Chaves, Francisco Jose Gato play the Carillon of Mafra, Portugal

Great Masters of the Carillon [ETHNIC B 6751]

Music of Matthias van den Gheyn (1721-1785) played by six carillonneurs on the carillons of Douai, France, Bruge, Belgium, and Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Carillon of the Belfry of Ghent [Rene Gailly CD 88 901] *

Jos and Geert D'Hollander play the carillon of Ghent, Belgium

Carillon of the Antwerp Cathedral [Rene Gailly CD 88 902]

Geert D'Hollander

Carillon of the Sint-Rombouts Cathedral at Malines [Rene Gailly CD 88 903] *

Jos D'Hollander, Carlo van Ulft, Eddy Marien, Geert D'Hollander play the great carillon of Malines (Mechelen), Belgium

The Belfry Bells of Bruges [Rene Gailly CD 88 904] *

Aimé Lombaert playing the carillon of Bruges, Belgium

Landscapes [Rene Gailly CD 88 905]

Aimé Lombaert playing the major third carillon of Deinze, Belgium

Carillon and Guitar *

Eddy Mariën, carillon and Wim Brioen, Guitar

O MAGNIFY THE LORD [Gothic G 49048]

Choir, Organ & Carillon of the Crystal Cathedral.  Three tracks feature James R. Lawson playing the major third Arvella Schuller Carillon.

Glockenspielkonzert [Wergo WER 4012-2]

Hans Uwe Hielscher and Thomas Frank playing the carillon of the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany

Konnichiwa! Japan [Tormax CD020]

Jacques Maassen and the Climax Jazz Band; Features the carillon at the Shinji Shumeikai International Center, Misono, Japan

Yes, It Rings a Bell [MD 3224]

Adrian Tien plays the National Carillon, Canberra Australia

The Bells of Cobh (Cobh, Ireland, Leuven, Belgium)

Artists are Adrian Patrick Gebruers, Carillonneur of St Colman's Cathedral in Cobh (Ireland) and Luc Rombouts, University Carillonneur of Leuven (Belgium).  Compact Disc, Bar Code 5 060081 041199>, Price $20 plus postage and packing.  Available from The Cobh Carillon Committee, St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Cassettes

Milestones of North American Carillon Composition [GCNA; unnumbered; out of print]

Milford Myhre (Bok Tower), Daniel Robins (U of Chicago), Albert Gerken (U of Kansas), Ronald Barnes (UC Berkeley), Margo Halsted (UC Riverside)

Bells of Riverside [Hudson Recordings HR 0087] *

James R. Lawson playing the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon, Riverside Church, NYC

Bells of Clemson [Hudson Recordings HR-00891] *

Roland Richter playing the Clemson Memorial Carillon, Clemson U, Clemson SC

Belmont Bells [Belmont University] *

Beverly Buchanan on the Belmont University Carillon, Nashville, TN

Bells of Christmas *

Beverly Buchanan on the Belmont University Carillon, Nashville, TN

Bell Dreams *

Frank Della Penna, Carillonneur. Composition for Carillon, Synthesizer and Percussion

Bells of Luray *

Charles Chapman, Carillonneur on The Luray Singing Tower, Luray, VA

Classics for Carillon [Hudson Recordings HR-012] *

Robert Grogan on the Knight's Tower Carillon, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

A Carillon Recital at Bok Tower Gardens [Historic Bok Sanctuary] *

Milford Myhre on the Bok Tower Carillon, Lake Wales, FL

Christmas Carillon from Bok Tower Gardens (Historic Bok Sanctuary) [Musical Heritage Society MHC 9435X] *

Milford Myhre on the Bok Tower Carillon, Historic Bok Sanctuary, Lake Wales, FL

Non-carillon Bell Recordings

The Cornell Chimes [Cornell University Cassette]

The Cornell Chimesmasters on the 19 bell Cornell Chimes, Ithaca, NY

Church Bells of England [Saydisc CD-SOL 378]

Traditional English change ringing on famous English peals

Glocken in Russland (Bells in Russia) [Christophorus CD 74553]

Liturgical zvon ringing from famous Russian churches and cloisters

Where to Buy Recordings

Please note that the Guild DOES NOT sell recordings of any kind.

Each of the following sources typically can supply a variety of recordings.  (Sources which can supply only a single recording are shown above with that recording.)

Items with * available from:

Garden Gift Shop, Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Also has books and other carillon related gifts.  They may also carry some items which are recent additions to this list.

Hudson Recordings
4037 Windymille Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23703-2029

Produces carillon recordings.

Culver Academies' Bookstore
1300 Academy Road #101
Culver IN 46511-1291
Phone: 574-842-8279
Website

A Carillon Christmas and Summer Sounds at Seven available from
Clear Vision
POB 393
Suffield, CT 06707

Tower Records, Mail order only available through New York store
Classical Dept. has "Bells & Carillons" section in instrumental collections
1 (617) 247-5930 (classical)

HMV Music Superstores, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
Classical Dept. has "Carillon" section in instrumental collections
1 (617) 868-9696 1 (617) 868-9636 (fax)