Recordings

The list below includes published carillon recordings available for purchase, representing not only North American carillons and carillonneurs but also some from overseas.

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

The World Carillon Federation also provides carillon discographies.

Published Carillon Recordings

(currently available for purchase)

A Carillon Holiday: Bok Tower Gardens (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)

Twelve of the tracks are classic Christmas tunes beautifully realized by world famous carillonneur Gert D'Hollander while five tracks are soothing vocals performed by the Harrison Women's Choir.

A Carillon Recital at Bok Tower Gardens (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)

Recorded by Milford Myhre, includes folksongs and seasonal music. Blow Away The Morning Dew, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head appear on this CD.

A Spiritual Message from the Singing Tower (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)

‘A Spiritual Message from the Singing Tower’ recorded by Anton Brees features seventeen hymns played on the Carillon. Onward Christian Soldiers, O Sanctissima and Angels We Have Heard on High appear on this CD.

Carillon Compositions of Roy Hamlin Johnson (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)

Played and recorded by Milford Myhre, Carillonneur, on the Taylor Carillon in the Bok Singing Tower. Seasonal music included on this CD are; Advent Hymns, Epiphany Hymns, Easter Hymn and other selections. Music selections include; "O come, O Come Emmanuel", "We Three Kings of Orient Are", and "Songs of Thankfulness and Praise."

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. Music also available at Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Christmas Carillon from Bok Tower Gardens (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)

Recorded by Milford Myhre, features twenty one carols from around the world. Silent Night, Deck the Halls, and O Little Town of Bethlehem, appear on this CD.

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

Dr. Edward M. Nassor, Cathedral Carillonneur. The CD is available from the Cathedral's Museum Store. Also available on Amazon Music.

Letters from the Sky (CD) [University of Chicago]

Joey Brink performs music composed for the Rockefeller Carillon. The CD can be purchased from the Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago. The album is also available to stream, free (with advertisements or accounts) at SpotifyApple Music and Amazon Music.

Ripple Effects (CD) [University of Chicago]

The album includes selections presented at The Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival, May 25-26, 2018, including the title composition Ripple Effects by Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas, and new works by Geert D’hollander, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Jung Sun Kang, Maria Kaoutzani, Ted Moore, Aakaash Rao, Austin D. Simonds, Matias Vilaplana, and Joey Brink. The CD can be purchased from the University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel gift shop or from Joey Brink. The album is also available to stream, free (with advertisements or accounts) at Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. The CD booklet, which includes program notes for all of the pieces, and information about the performers and composers, can be downloaded here.

The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 1 (CD available on Amazon)
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 2: Christmas (CD)
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 3: A Summer's Night (CD)
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 4: Orchestral Color (CD available on Amazon)

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


Other Carillon Recordings

(not currently available for purchase)

The following recordings may no longer be available for purchase. (If you know where these recordings can be purchased, please let us know at info@gcna.org)

A Carillon Christmas (CD)

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

All Hail Blue & Gold (CD) [Berkeley Historical Society 1394497]

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

Bells of Christmas (cassette)

Beverly Buchanan on the Belmont University Carillon, Nashville, TN

Bells of Clemson [Hudson Recordings HR-00891] (cassette)

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

Bells of Luray (cassette)

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

Bells of Riverside (cassette) [Hudson Recordings HR 0087] *

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

Belmont Bells [Belmont University] (cassette)

Beverly Buchanan on the Belmont University Carillon, Nashville, TN

Carillon: Class of 1892 Bells (CD) [Princeton University]

From the 1993 summer concert series at Princeton University

Carols for Carillon (CD) [Hudson Recordings OOHR 991K] *

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

Carillon Music (CD) [Erasmus Muziek Producties WVH 094]

Jacques Maassen playing the Carillon of Breda, The Netherlands

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

Geert D'Hollander

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

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

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

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

Carillon and Guitar (CD)

Eddy Mariën, carillon and Wim Brioen, Guitar

Christmas with Roger Wagner (CD) [DELOS CD 3072]

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

Classics for Carillon [Hudson Recordings HR-012] (cassette)

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

Glockenspielkonzert (CD) [Wergo WER 4012-2]

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

Great Masters of the Carillon (CD) [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.

Konnichiwa! Japan (CD) [Tormax CD020]

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

L'Art Du Carillon (CD) [Arion ARN 60349]

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

Landscapes (CD) [Rene Gailly CD 88 905]

Aimé Lombaert playing the major third carillon of Deinze, Belgium

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

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

Metropolitan United Church (CD) (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Features Gerald Martindale playing the Metropolitan Church Carillon. Also features the church's Senior Choir and Silver Band. 

O Magnify The Lord (CD) [Gothic G 49048]

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

Summer Sounds at Seven (CD)

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

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

Aimé Lombaert playing the carillon of Bruges, Belgium

The Bells of Cobh (CD) (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.

The King Frederik IX Carillon (CD) [Helikon HCD 1019]

Peter Langberg playing this carillon in Logumkloster, Denmark

True Blue (CD) [University of Michigan UMC1001]

Music performed on the Carillons of the University of Michigan.

Two-Riffic Carillon Duets (CD) [Hudson Recordings HRM 96]

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

Yes, It Rings a Bell (CD) [MD 3224]

Adrian Tien plays the National Carillon, Canberra Australia


Other 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


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