Music Catalog

The catalog lists music which has been published by the Guild and is currently available for sale. This online edition of the catalog corresponds to the catalog print version. Listings are organized into eight categories, which are listed in the menu at left. Most categories are self-explanatory; 'Miscellaneous' includes the Teaching Method Book and the Biographical Information book. Some pieces of music may appear under more than one category.

Because of the variability in range between different carillons, all entries in the listings are marked with range requirements, as described below.

Samples are available for most of the Guild-published music listed in this catalog. Generally a sample is a watermarked version of the first page, and thus is not usable for performance. See the catalog section pages (menu at left) for further details.

About Range Requirements

In compiling this catalog, considerable effort has been expended to verify and provide complete and detailed information about the range requirements of each item. We cannot, however, guarantee 100% accuracy of this information. Ultimately, examining the music itself is the only way to be sure. If you find errors in this catalog, contact the music catalog editor. This will help us improve this catalog as well as future editions of its hardcopy incarnations.

Usually, a range of 4 (octaves) means a piece is playable on a 47-bell carillon (no low C# or Eb). When lower chromatics are essential, those are specified in uppercase. Occasionally, some pieces are written for a three-octave carillon with two extra notes (going up to d). Those are specified in lowercase letters with a plus sign. Half-octave designations normally indicate that the range required extends up to a g (or down to G if that is indicated in uppercase). Note that many pieces written for G-compass carillons offer alternate notes for effective performance on four-octave carillons. No attempt is made to list these; such pieces are listed as "4." Thus, what is listed is the "minimum range requirement" for a given listing.

A few examples follow:

3.5/4 = The same piece is provided (in the same package) in a version requiring four octaves and in a version playable on a 3 1/2 octave carillon of 42 bells (c,d,e....g3).

3(Eb) = Three-octave piece requiring a low Eb (c,d,e-flat,e....c3: 36 bells)

3,4 = In a collection of pieces, some are written for three octaves, and some are for four octaves. In collections of several multi-movement works (such as the Telemann Fantasias), the range requirement is usually figured based on all the movements belonging to a single work (a Fantasia, in this case).

4(C#) = Low C# is essential to this piece, which requires a fully-chromatic carillon. (It should be assumed that Eb is needed as well.)

4{C#} = Piece calls for a fully-chromatic carillon, but in the opinion of the catalog editor, this piece may readily be adapted to performance on an instrument lacking low C#.

4(Bb) = Four-octave piece which requires a low Bb (but usually not a low B) beyond the four-octave range.

4.5(G) = Carillon with extended bass range (G,A,Bb,B,c....c4)

3.5{+a} = Piece mostly fits a 3 1/2-octave carillon, but also calls for an "a" above that range; in the opinion of the editor, the music may be readily adapted to fit a carillon lacking notes above "g."

- John Gouwens, Catalog Editor

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