Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recitals

The Riverside Church carillon, built in 1930, was a gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in memory of his mother. The worlds’ largest carillon by weight, the Riverside carillon contains 74 cast bronze bells. The Bourdon bell, weighing 40,000 pounds, is the second largest tuned bell in the world. The bells swing a peal each Sunday at 10:20 a.m. The Carillon prelude follows at 10:30 a.m., and can be heard and viewed online as part of the Sunday morning Service of Worship.

Sunday afternoon recitals are outdoor only and take place most weeks at 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and can be best heard outdoors listening from Sakura Park, immediately north of Riverside Church at 122nd Street.

 

JULY 2024

July 7: Summer Skies
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Walking on Clouds | Geert D’Hollander
Passacaglia | Eddy Marien
Ever-Singing Still | Ellen Dicksinon
beneath a canopy of trees | Joey Brink
One Summer’s Day | Joe Hisashi, arr. Issac Levine

July 14: Music by French composers in honor of Bastille Day
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Gnossiene No. 1 | Erik Satie, arr. Abby Pan
Gavotte and Six Doubles | Jean-Philippe Rameau, arr. Isaac Wong
Fanfare en Rondeau (from “Symphonie de Fanfares”) | Jean-Joseph Mouret. arr. Beverly Buchanan
Danse Macabre | Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Kathleen Regovich
Funeral March of a Marionette | Charles Gounod, arr. Lucy Dechéne

July 21: Summer Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Nocturne from Midsummer Night’s Dream | Felix Mendelssohn-Bathody, arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Season of Cicada Singing | Frank Della Penna
In the Good Old Summer Time | George Evans, arr. Richard Giszczak
Summer | Aaron David Miller
Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil) | Percy Faith arr. Scott R. Hummel

July 28: Big Bang
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Big Bang |  Jo Coenen
Prologue-Mysterious Space
1. Cosmic Berceuse
2. Two Paths of Truth
3. Everyone’s Free Space
4. Nocturnal
5. A Journey Through Time
6. All that I want to Know
7. The Red Giants
Epilogue-Mysterious Space

JUNE 2024

June 2: Disney Dance Party
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Colors of the Wind (from Pocahontas) | Alan Menken, arr. Joey Brink
I See the Light (from Tangled) | Alan Menken arr. Lynnli Wang
Beauty and the Beast Suite | Alan Menken arr. Frank Steijns

June 9:  A Bit Baroque, A Bit Classical
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Suite One for Unaccompanied Cello | J. S. Bach, arr. Albert Gerken
Praeludium voor Beiaard | Edward Denyn
Musette and Pastorale | Fernando Sor, arr. Beverlyn Buchanan
Andante | Christoph von Gluck, arr. Ronald Barnes
Menute | Jo Haazen

June 16: Music by African American Composers
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Harlem Promenade | Brandee Younger
Tower City | Jessie Montgomery
Andromeda | Yvette Janine Jackson
Island Stones | Wilbert Roget, II

June 23: Juneteenth
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
This Little Light of Mine | Spiritual, arr. Tiffany Ng
We Shall Overcome | Charles Albert Tindley, arr. Milford Myhre
Lift Every Voice and Sing | James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, arr. Edward M. Nassor
Deep River | Spiritual, arr. David Christensen
Which Side Are You On? | Florence Reece, arr. Joey Brink
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands | Traditional Spiritual, arr. John Courter
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen | C.G.B. Garrett, arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Kum Ba Yah | African Spiritual, arr. Alice Gomez

June 30: Music for Pride Month
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Love is Love is Love is… | Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Jericho | Iniko Ijahara Dixon, Joseph Frank Robinson, Ekela Akeba Dixon, Lamar Michael Reynolds arr. Charles Semowich
Y.M.C.A. | Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo, Victor Willis, arr. Charles Semowich
True Colors | Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, arr. Charles Semowich
Lola | Ray Davies, arr. Charles Semowich

MAY 2024

May 5: Music of Latin America
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Las Chiapanecas | arr. Percival Price
La Cucaracha | Mexican Folksong and Dance, arr. Price
Cielito Lindo | Mexican Folksong, arr. Beverly Buchanan
La Llorona (from Coco) | Germaine Franco, arr. Tiffany Ng
Dos Oruguitas (from Encanto) | Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Joey Brink
Luna Lunera Cascabelera | Traditional (Peru), arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
Contigo Peru | Augusto Polo Campos, arr. Polak

May 12: Mother’s Day Tribute
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Songs My Mother Taught Me | Antonin Dvorak, arr. Wendell Westcott
El noy de la mare | Catalonian Lullaby, arr. Ronald Barnes
‘Chocolat’ Suite | Alice Gomez

May 19: Music for May
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur

In May | Walter Muller, arr. Bernard Winsemius
De Mei Plezant | Folk tune, arr. J. P. Hautekiet
As I went out one May Morning | Old English Song, arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Maytime Mazurka | George Hamer, arr. Charles Semowich
De Mey die Komt (May has Come) | Adriaen Valerius, arr. Heelen van der Weel

May 26: Music for Memorial Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Memorial Chimes | Edward Elgar
Tomb for the Heroes | Roger Vutaz
The Nation’s Dead | P. Mallory, arr. Charles Semowich
God of our Nation | George William Warren, arr. Edward Nassor

APRIL 2024

April 7: Outer Space Music (In Commemoration of the Solar Eclipse on April 8 2024)
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Blue Moon | Richard Rodgers, arr. Gerard de Wardt
Au Clair de la Lune (Moonlight) | Addie de Jong
Another Day of Sun (from La La Land) | Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, arr. Joey Brink
Asteroids | Gary White
Venus | Gustav Holst, arr. Monika Kazmierczak
Solar Eclipse 2024 | Charles Semowich

April 14: Handbell Festival
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Strike up the Band | George Gershwin, arr. Gerard de Waardt
Ring Dem Heavenly Bells | Sam Lucas, arr. Charles Semowich
The Bells (after Poe) | Robert B. Kleinschmidt
1. Silver Bells
2. Golden Bells
3. Brazen Bells
4. Iron Bells
Song of the Bells | Leroy Anderson arr. Gerard de Waardt
The Bells Rejoicing | Kamiel Lefevre

April 21: Earth Day
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
This Land is Your Land | Woody Guthrie, arr. Lee Cobb
Fields of Gold | Sting, arr. Joey Brink
A Court Dance at the Biltmore Gardens (from Four Miniatures) | Geert D’hollander
Two Impressions of the Sky | Scott Hummel
Chanson des fleurs (from Flower Song) | Traditional, arr. Andrea McCrady
Dos oruguitas (from Encanto) | Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Joey Brink
Over the Rainbow | Harold Arlen arr. Jos Lerinckx

April 28: Arab and Jewish Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Arab Music for Arab American Heritage Month
Derdj | arr. Charles Semowich
Mosaadder
Samaii Bayati Qadim
Wa Habibi
Jewish Music for Passover
Dayeinu | arr. Richard Giszczak
It is the Sacrifice of Passover | arr. Mathieu Daniel Polak
Psalm 118 | Jacques Fromenthal Halevy, arr. Mathieu Daniel Polak
Psalm 118 | Mathieu Daniel Polak

MARCH 2024

March 3: Women’s History Month Celebration – Women Composers
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Air and Dance | Alice Gomez
Four Inscriptions | Ellen Dickinson
Dance of the Tower Bells | Liesbeth Janssens

March 10: Marching in March
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Miss Canada March | Will J. Davis, arr. Andrea McCrady
The President’s March | Anonymous American, arr. Milford Myhre
Captain Sargent’s Quick March | Anonymous, arr. Beverly Buchanan
March, op. 69 no. 1 | Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Austin Ferguson
March | Austin Ferguson
Funeral March of a Marionette | Charles Gounod, arr. Lucy Dechéne
Raiders March (from Raiders of the Lost Ark) | John Williams, arr. Tiffany Ng

March 17: Irish Music for St. Patrick’s Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Believe me if all Those Endearing You Charms | arr. Leen ’t Hart
Irish Jig | arr. Leen ’t Hart
The Low Backed Car | arr. Leen ’t Hart
The Minstrel Boy | arr. Leen ‘t Hart
The Harp that once thro’ Tara’s Halls | arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Two Mile Bridge | arr. Adrian Gebruers
Deus Meus Adiuva Me | arr. Adrian Gebruers
Lord Inchiquin | arr. Adrian Gebruers

March 24: Music for Spring
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Spring Concerto | Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Arie Abbenes
Spring | Aaron David Miller
Spring Song | Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Austin Ferguson

March 31: Easter Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Easter Hymn | Pietro Mascagni arr. Jeffrey Bossin
O Filii et Filiae | George Matthew, Jr.
Easter Triptych | John Diercks
     1. Crown Him With Many Crowns
2. Lo Upon the Altar
3. Day of Resurrection

FEBRUARY 2024

February 4: Black History Month Begins!
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Lift Every Voice and Sing | arr. Joey Brink
MLK’s Dream | Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Over My Head | arr. Ellen Dickinson
Go Down, Moses | arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child | arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
This Little Light of Mine | arr. Tiffany Ng

February 11: In Honor of The Lunar New Year
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Love Song of the Prairie (Caoyuanqingge) | Chinese Traditional, arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
Jasmine Flower (Molihua) | Chinese Traditional, arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
The Butterfly Lovers (LiangZhu) | Cheng Gan and He Zhanhao, arr. Abby Pan
Flowers will Bloom (Hana wa saku) | Yoko Kanno, arr. Mariko Matsue
In the Month of March (Sangatsu no uta) | Tôru Takemitsu, arr. Mariko Matsue
Sakura | arr. Austin Ferguson
Sae Ta Ryung | Traditional Korean, arr. HyoJin Jenna Moon
Parang-Sae | Traditional Korean, arr. HyoJin Jenna Moon

February 18: President’s Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Washington March | Anonymous, arr. Miford Myhre
Ode to Columbia’s Favorite Son | Anonymous, arr. Charles Semowich
Washington | Samuel Holyoke, arr. Charles Semowich
President’s March | Anonymous, arr. Milford Myhre
Washington’s March Number 2 | Anonymous, arr. Milford Myhre
Ode to the President of the United States | Hans Gram, arr. Charles Semowich
Washington’s March Number 3 | arr. William de Turk
America | Samuel Francis Smith, arr. Leen ‘t Hart

February 25: Some Inspirational Music (2:30PM) 
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
I’ll Overcome Some Day | C. Albert Findley, arr. Milford Myhre
Precious Lord | Thomas A. Dorsey, arr. John Courter
There is a Balm in Gilead | arr. John Courter
Meditation on “Were you There” | arr. John Courter
He’s Got the Whole World in his Hand | arr. John Courter
Kum Ba Yah | Alice Gomez
Go down Moses | arr. Charles Semowich

JANUARY 2024

January 7: Music by Joey Brink
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Kaleidoscope Suite | Joey Brink

January 14: African American Spirituals
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Eight African American Spirituals | Leen ‘t Hart
– Deep River
– It’s Me Lord
– Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
– Oh! By an’ By
– Steal Away
– Sometime I Feel Like a Motherless Child
– Swing Low, Swing Chariot
– When Israel was in Egypt’s Land

January 21: How Brightly Shines the Morning Star
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star | Johann Pachelbel, arr. Charles Semowich
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star | arr. Ludo Geloen
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star | arr. John Courter
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star | arr. Beverly Buchanan

January 28: Folk Songs
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Pal paa Haugen | Norwegian Folk Song, arr. Dean Robinson
Kookaburra | Australian Folk Song, arr. Austin Ferguson
Early One Morning | English Folk Song, arr. Austin Ferguson
Londonderry Air | Irish Air, arr. Sally Slade Warner
Rise Out Your Bed | New Zealand Folk Song, arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Country Gardens | English Folksong, arr. Robert Kleinschmidt
El Vito | Spanish Folk Song, arr. Warner

 

DECEMBER 2023

December 3: Music for Advent
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Divinum Mysterium | arr. William De Turk
Von Himmel Hoch (From Heaven on High) | Johann Pachelbel, arr. Leen ’t Hart
Nun Komm der Heiden (Now come our Savior) | arr. Don Cook
Nun Komm der Heiden | arr. Klaas de Haan

December 10: A Wintery Walk
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme | Johann Sebastian  Bach, arr. Wesley Arai
Evening Prayer (from Hansel und Gretel) | Engelbert Humperdinck, arr. Ronald Barnes
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) | Don McLean, arr. Joey Brink
Season of Hope | Frank Della Penna

December 17: Candlelight Carol Festival
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Novena di Natale | Nino Rota
     iii. Il Presépio (The Manger)
iv. Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Glory to God in the Highest)
Silent Night | Franz Gruber, arr. Albert Gerken
Angels We Have Heard on High | Old French Melody, arr. Milford Myhre
O Tannenbaum | Ernst Anschütz and Frédéric Chopin, arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
O Come All Ye Faithful | Wade’s Cantus Diversi, arr. Ronald Barnes

December 24: Holiday Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Sleigh Ride | Leroy Anderson, arr. Richard Von Grabow
Variations on Jingle Bells | Charles Collins
Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer | Johnny Marks arr. J. P. Hautekiet
Deck the Hall | arr. Albert Gerken
Carol of the Bells | Leontovich-Wilhousky arr. Albert Gerken
All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth | Donald Gardner, ar.r Richard Giszczak
We Wish You a Merry Christmas | Wendell Westcott

December 31: New Years Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Variations on Auld Lang Syne | arr. Charles Semowich
New Year’s Day | U2, arr. Charles Semowich
Leap Year Polka | Joseph Tosso, arr. Charles Semowich
Father Time | Jessie Mae Robinson
New Year’s Day | Pentatonix, Ben Bram, Sam Hollander, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Kevin Olusola, Mitchel Grassi, Avriel Kaplan, Martin Johnson, arr. Charles Semowich
Happy New Year to You | Robert Lowry, arr. Charles Semowich
Vaya con Dios | Larry Russell, arr. Richard Giszczak

 

NOVEMBER 2023

November 19: Music by First Peoples in Honor of Native American Month
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Watsiwe Wenota (Huron) | arr. Andrea McCrady
Kinyaa’aanii Melodies One and Two | Connor Chee
Feather Dance and Maleseet Trading Dance (Wabanaki) | arr. Ellen Dickinson
Chekabaytebik (Ojibe) | arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Maunawili Hula and Kona Kai Opua I Ka Lai (Hawaiian) | arr. Ellen Dickinson
Winter Snow Wind Song (Swinomish) | arr. Ziaoying Pu
Iroquois Dance | arr. Charles Semowich
Haudenosaunne Song | arr. Andrea McCrady

November 26: Some Minuets
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Minuet and Trio | Austin Ferguson
Minuet and Rondo from Suite for Lute | Philipp de Riche, arr. Beverly Buchanan
Menuet and Trio from French Suite No. 3, BWV 814 | J.S. Bach, arr. Andrea McCrady
A Trumpet Minuet | Alfred Hollins, arr. Austin Ferguson
Menuetto and Trio from String Quartet No. 10, KV 170 | W.A. Mozart, arr. Bernard Winsemius

 

SEPTEMBER 2023

September 3: Music in Honor of Labor Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Whistle While You Work | Larry Morey and Frank Churchill, arr. Richard Giszczak
Vualat (Song of the Mountaineer) | Edvard Grieg, arr. Ronald Barnes
The Miller of the Dee | folk song, arr. Leen’t Hart
The Shearers Dream | Australian Folk Song, arr. Suzanne Magassy
Fisher Love Song | Antoine Mahaut, arr. Moshe Lewkowitz
The Shepherdess | Antoine Mahaut, arr. Moshe Lewkowitz
A Hunting We Will Go | folk song, arr. Leen ‘t Hart

September 10: 9/11 Memorial Concert
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Lament and Alleluia | Alice Gomez
Memorial | Theophil Rusterholz
In Memoriam | John Courter
Tower City | Jessie Montgomery

September 17: In Honor of the Installation of Rev. Adriene Thorne as Senior Minister
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Fanfare for Rev. Adriene Thorne | Charles Semowich
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy | John Zundel, arr. Richard Giszczk
Carillon Impromptu on “Old Hundredth” | Gordon Slater
Alleluia | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Leen t’ Hart

September 24: Welcome, Fall!
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
September Song | Kurt Weill, arr. James Lawson
Autumn Leaves | Joseph Kozma, arr. Richard Giszczak
Season of The Falling Leaves (from “Suite Seasons”) | Frank DellaPenna
Trees | Oscar Rasbach, arr. Kamiel Lefévere
Piosnka jesienna (“The Autumn Song”) | Stanisław Moniuszko, arr. Monika Kaźmierczak
September | (from “Calendar: Petite Preludes for Carillon”) Geoffrey L. Cook

 

AUGUST 2023

August 6: The Country
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Three Anonymous Country Dances | arr. Beverly Buchanan
Woodland Glade (from “A Country Collage”) | Geoffrey Cook
A Medley of Western Ballads | arr. Ronald Barnes
i. Git Along, Little Dogies
ii. The Streets of Laredo
iii. The Old Grisham Trail
iv. The Cowboy’s Lament (I’m Goin’ to Leave Old Texas Now)
v. I Ride Old Paint
Take Me Home, Country Roads | John Denver, arr. Carlo van Ulft

August 13: Stop and Smell the Summer Roses
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
La Vie En Rose | Édith Piaf, arr. Sally Slade Warner
A Rosebud by my Early Morning Walk | Gordeanna McCulloch, arr. Ronald Barnes
beneath a canopy of trees | Joey Brink
Musetta’s Waltz | Giacomo Puccini, arr. Sally Slade Warner
Evening in the Meadow | Vladimir Rebikov, arr. Scott R. Hummel

August 20: An Italian Baroque Sonata
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Sonata | Giuseppe Tartini, arr. Moshe Lewkowitz

August 27: Summer Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Improvisation Fete Champetre (Outdoor Picnic) | Leon Henry
Summertime Suite | Charles Semowich

JULY 2023

July 2: Summer Music
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Season of Cicada Singing | Frank DellaPenna
In the Good Old Summer Time | George Evans arr. Richard Giszczak
Summer | Aaron David Miller
Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil) | Percy Faith, arr. Hugo Alfven

July 9: From Peace Music for Carillon
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Prelude for Peace, On the Opening and Closing of “In Terra Pax,” Op. 39 | Gerald Finzi, arr. Austin Ferguson
When the Peace Bells Ring | Clarence Lyndon, arr. Amy Johansen
The Angels’ Greeting | Edwin Nielson, arr. Charles Semowich
Commemorate | Nan Los-Laros
Hymne des Nations | Charles Grelinger, arr. Heleen van der Weel
Het vrije Nederland | Johan Sluijter and Annie Sluijter-Hoogenboom, arr. Andrea McCrady
Abide with Me | William H. Monk, arr. Jim Nicholls

July 16: French Music in Honor of Bastille Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Ballet des Petits Canards (Dance of the Small Swans) | Robert Lannoy
Gavotte en Musette | Jean-Baptiste Lully, arr. Moshe Lewkowitz
Gavotte from Iphigénie en Aulide | Christoph Von Gluck, arr. Ronald Barnes
Berceuse de Jocelyn | Benjamin Godard, arr. Karl Borghuis
Sarabande | Francis Poulenc, arr. Johnathan Bell Arterton
The Swan | Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Arie Abbenes

July 23: Carillon Arrangements by Sjoerd Tamminga
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Five Dances from Faust | Charles Gounod
Variations on a Theme by Rossini | Frederic Chopin
Ich wollt, meine Lieb ergosse sich | Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

July 30: Fun in the Sun
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Another Day in the Sun (from La La Land) | Justin Hurwitz, arr. Joey Brink
Summer Song | Terry Vaughn Carillon Sunday 3pm Concerts June 2023
beneath a canopy of trees | Joey Brink
Two Melodies for Kinyaa’aanii | Connor Chee

JUNE 2023

June 4: A Walk in Nature
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Rippling Waters | Herman Dreher
Down to the River to Pray | Appalachian Folk Song, arr. Philip Lawson, Margaret Angelini
Do you See That There Bird? | Traditional, arr. Andrea McCrady
Old Man River | Jerome Kern, arr. Joseph Davis
Marigolds | Vladimer Virmenych, arr. Iryna Riabchun
Trees | Oscar Rasbach, arr. Kamiel Lefevere
Poor Wayfaring Stranger | American Folk Song, arr. Wendell Wescott

June 11: National Children’s Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Simple Pleasures | Eugenie R. Rocherolle, arr. Richard Giszczak
1. Carousel Ride
2. A Quiet Walk
3. Play Parade
4. A Little Dance
5. Stargazing
6. Follow the Leader
7. Pirouettes
8. Porch Swing
9. Chorale
10. Roller Skates
11. Hoedown
12. Licking Lemons
13. A Merry Chase

June 18: Juneteenth
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Spirituals | arr. Leen ’t Hart
1. Deep River
2. It’s Me, O Lord
3. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
4. Oh, By An’ By
5. Steel Away
6. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
7. Swing Low, Swing Chariot
8. When Israel was in Egypt’s Land

June 25: Pride Party
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Heal the World | Michael Jackson, arr. Tiffany Ng
Love is Love is Love is… | Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Rainbow Connection | Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher, arr. Sally Slade Warner
A Change Is Gonna Come | Sam Cooke, arr. Tiffany Ng
Healing Bells | Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra and Jet Schouten
Seasons of Love (from Rent) | Jonathan Larson, arr. Tiffany Ng

 

MAY 2023

May 7
Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Smile | Charles Chaplin, arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
A Time for Us (from “Romeo and Juliet) | Nino Rota, arr. Richard Giszczak
My Own True Love | Max Steiner, arr. Austin Ferguson
Mister Sandman | Pat Ballard, arr. Richard Giszczak
Country Gardens | English Folk Song, arr. Robert Kleinschmidt
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from “Cantata 147”) | Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Fred Marriott
Southern Harmony | Ellen Dickinson

May 14: Happy Mother’s Day, Celebrating Moms and Sweet Memories
Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Songs My Mother Taught Me | Antonin Dvorak, arr. Wendell Westcott
Lullaby | Joey Brink
Married Life, from Pixar’s Up | Michael Giacchino, arr. Lynnli Wang
The Moon Represents My Heart | Wang Ching-hsi, arr. Annie Gao
Kortjakje | Traditional, arr. John Courter

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
Momotaro (Peach Boy) | Japanese Folk Tune, arr. Tommy Lau
Resham Firiri (My Hearts if Blowing like Silk in the Wind) | Nepalese Traditional, arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Shalom, Chaverim (Peace) | Hebrew Traditional, arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
To Jamaica with Love | Traditional, arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Alishan de Gu Niang (Tall Green Mountains) | Taiwanese Folk Song, arr. Deanna Shih
Bulgarian Choir | Traditional, arr. Courtney Greifenberger
What a Moonlit Night | Ukrainian Traditional, arr. Simone Browne
Haudenosaunee Song | Native American Traditional, arr. Andrea McCrady
Deep River | African American Traditional, arr. Leen ‘t Hart

May 28: Memorial Day
Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
The Nation’s Dead | P. Malloy, arr. Charles Semowich
Those Who Die, Never Forget | Alice Gomez
Tomb of the Heroes | Roger Vvataz
Memorial Chimes | Edward Elgar
Memorial | Theophil Rusterholz

 

APRIL 2023

April 2: The Chorale Partitas of John Knox
Chorale Partita I (Ach, wie flüchtig, ach, wie nichtig) John Knox
Chorale Partita II (Vater Unser) John Knox
Chorale Partita III (The Harmony of Zion) John Knox
Chorale Partita IV (St. Anne) John Knox
Chorale Partita V (All My Hope on God is Founded) John Knox

April 9: Music for Easter and Passover
Easter Hymn Pietro Mascagni, arr. Jeffrey Bosson
B’tsei’s Yisoeil Hans Bloemendal, arr. Mathieu Polak
Dayeinu Jewish Folk Song, arr. Richard Giszczak

April 16: Handbell Festival. Charles Semowich, Carillonneur
The Bells Belgium Folk Song arr. Suzanne Magassy
Colors of the Wind (From “Pocahontas”) Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, arr. Joey Blink
Memorial Chimes Edward Elgar
Fields of Gold Sting, arr. Joey Blink
A Thousand Years David Hodges and Christina Perri, arr. Lisa Lonie
Fame Michael Gore, arr. Bob van Wely

April 23: Sounds of Spring
Haru No Umi (Sea in Spring) Michio Miyagi, arr. Hisako Konno
Season of Life (Springtime) Frank Della Penna
Spring, from “Almanac for Bells” Aaron David Miller
Something There, from “Beauty and the Beast” Alan Menken, arr. Frank Steijns
Hana Wa Saku (Flowers Will Bloom) Yoko Kanno, arr. Mariko Matsue

April 30:Music for Spring
Spring Concerto Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Arie Abbenes
Lilac Song-Spring Bela Zerkovitz, arr. Bernard Winsemius
Spring Song Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Austin Ferguson

 

MARCH 2023

March 5: National I Want You to be Happy Day
Love Song of the Prairie (caoyuanqingge) Chinese Traditional, arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, arr. Jakob De Vreese
Chocolat Alice Gomez
I Love You Always Forever Donna Lewis, arr. Austin Ferguson
Billy Boy Traditional, arr. Frank Péchin Law
Goodnight, My Someone, from “The Music Man” Meredith Wilson, arr. Austin Ferguson

March 12: New original carillon music.
This is the first time that any of these pieces have been played at Riverside.

Fractured Chronology (2022) Jacob Leibowitz
Valse Triste (2020) Mary Beth Bennett
Andromeda (2020) Yvette Janine Jackson

March 19: My Lucky Four Leaf Clover
Irish Air Geert D’hollander
Londonderry Air arr. Sally Slade Warner
St. Patrick arr. Beverly Buchanan
A Crazy Ritornello Geert D’hollander
Cheers Naoko Tsujita

March 26: All Bach Program in Honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Birthday March 21, 1685 (Old Style) March 31, 1685 (New Calendar)
Toccata in G Major arr. Percival Price
Praeludium I, from Well Tempered Clavier arr. Leen”t Hart
Bist du Bei Mi arr. Ronald Barnes
Prelude, Fuge en Allegro BWV 998 arr. Peter Bremer

 

FEBRUARY 2023

February 5: Hints of Valentine’s Day                                                                                                                                      Love Song of the Prairie (caoyuanqingge) Chinese Traditional, arr. Mathieu Daniël Polak
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, arr. Jakob De Vreese
Chocolat Alice Gomez
I Love You Always Forever Donna Lewis, arr. Austin Ferguson
Billy Boy Traditional, arr. Frank Péchin Law
Goodnight, My Someone (from “The Music Man”) Meredith Wilson, arr. Austin Ferguson

February 12: Lovebirds in the Tower
Valse Romantique Jon Lehrer
Moon River arr. Lynnli Wang
Fly Me to the Moon arr. Lynnli Wang
Something’s There Alan Menken arr. Frank Steijns
To a Wild Rose Edward MacDowell arr. Milford Myhre
A Rosebud by my Early Morning Walk trad. Scottish folksong, arr. Ronald Barnes

February 19: In Honor of Presidents Day
Declaration of Independence Leen t’ Hart
President’s March arr. Milford Myhre
Washington’s March 1 and 2 arr. Milford Myhre
Washington March 3 arr. William de Turk
America arr Leen ‘t Hart
You’re All Right Teddy Cole and Johnson, arr. Charles Semowich
Ode to Columbia’s Favorite Son arr. Charles Semowich
Washington Samuel Holyoke, arr. Charles Semowich
Paraphrase on “Happy is the Land Which God’s Protects” Addie de Jong

February 26: Music for Lent
Variations on the Passion Chorale Hans Hassler, arr. John Courter
Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ Lay in Deaths’ Bondage) Marcel Dupre, arr. Roy Kroezen
With Broken Hearts arr. Betty Buchanan
In the Cross of Christ, I glory arr. Betty Buchanan
Aus der Tiefe rufe ich (Out of the Depths) arr. Don Cook
Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund Samuel Scheidt, arr. Roy Kroezen

 

JANUARY 2023

January 1: New Year’s Music
Variations on Auld Lang Syne  Charles Semowich
Ship of Time  Jere Hutcheson
New Year’s Day U2, arr. Charles Semowich
Ode for the New Year William Selby, arr. Charles Semowich
As Time Goes By Herman Hupfeld, arr. James Lawson
Those were the Days Gene Raskin arr Richard Giszczak

January 8: Winter Music, Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Rise Out Your Bed New Zealand Folk Song, arr. Leen ‘t Hart
Theme from “New York, New York” John Kander, arr. Joseph C. Davis
 January, from “Calendar, Petite Preludes for Carillon” Geoffrey Cook
Sleeting Stephen Heller, arr. Charles Semowich
Winter, from “Almanac for Bells” Aaron David Miller
What a Wonderful World George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, arr. Carla Staffaroni
Season of Hope, from “Suite Seasons” Frank DellaPenna
Let It Go, from “Frozen” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, arr. Austin Ferguson

January 15: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
MLK’s Dream Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Over My Head (spiritual) arr. Ellen Dickinson
Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child arr. Ellen Dickinson
Songs of Hope: A Tapestry of African-American Spirituals  Ellen Dickinson

January 22: Music for the Lunar New Year
Luoshuitian (Sad Rainy Day) Chinese Folk Song, arr. Mathieu Polak
Parang-Sae, Korean, arr. HyoJin Jenna Moon
Digging for Potatoes Chinese, arr. Mathieu Polak
Song of the Ali Mountain Li-Ling
Arirang Korean, arr. Daniel Guo

January 29: In honor of Australia Day January 26 – All Australian Music
The Shearer’s Dream Australian Folk Song Suzanne Magassy
Lake Music for Carillon Terry Vaughan
Four Studies for Carillon John Douglas Gordon
Miniature Suite for Carillon Graham Ranft

 

DECEMBER 2022

December 4
The Nativity Suite Ronald Barnes
Noel Suite II Ronald Barnes

December 11: A Wintery Walk, Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Enchanted Errands Joey Brink
Hedwig’s Theme arr. Lynnli Wang
Woodland Sketches Edward MacDowell, arr. Albert Gerken
Christmas Carols

December 18: Candlelight Carol Festival Prelude, Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Villancico de Navidad Agustín Barrios Mangoré, arr. Mary Jo Disler
O Little Town of Bethlehem Louis H. Redner, arr. Frank Péchin Law
Silent Night Franz Gruber, arr. Austin Ferguson
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Anonymous, arr. Austin Ferguson
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from “Cantata 147”) Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Fred Marriot
Angels We Have Heard on High Old French Melody, arr. Milford Myhre
The First Noel  Traditional, arr. Frank Péchin Law
Joy to the World Georg Frederick Handel, arr. Wendell Wescott

December 25: Christmas Carols

 

NOVEMBER 2022

November 6: All Native American Music in honor of National Native American Heritage Month
Unke Animajag Chippewa arr. Ellen Dickinson
Chekabaytebik Ojibe arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Melody for Kinyaa’aanni No. 1 Connor Chee
Farewell to Warriors Chippewa arr. Natalia Jenuwine
Winter Snow Wind Song Swinomish arr. Yiaoying Pu
Navajo Prelude No. 1 Connor Chee

November 13: A Duo of Threes, Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
Gaudi’s Chimneys John Courter
I. The undulating chimneys of Casa Batlló
II. The mushroom chimneys of Park Güell
III. The geometric chimneys of Güell Palace

Chocolate “Sweet” Alice Gomez
I. Dark Chocolate: Bittersweet Passion
II. White Chocolate: Tastefully Impure
III. Milk Chocolate: The Elixir of Love

November 20: Beautiful Day, Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Londonderry Air Irish Air arr. Sally Slade Warner
Climb Ev’ry Mountain (from “The Sound of Music”) Richard Rodgers arr. Richard Giszczak
Country Gardens English Folksong, arr. Austin Ferguson
Marigolds, V. Virmenych arr. Iryna Riabchun
Cielito lindo Mexican Folksong, arr. Beverly Buchanan
Dos oruguitas (from “Encanto”) Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Joey Brink
Sarabande for 26 Bells John Courter
Edelweiss (from “The Sound of Music”) Richard Rodgers, arr. Koen Van Assche
Sunrise, Sunset (from “Fiddler on the Roof”) Jerry Boch, arr. Sally Slade Warner and Earl Chamberlain

November 27: Thanksgiving
The Harvest Call Shaker, arr. Richard Giszczak
Variations on “Now Thank We All our God” Anton Van Ooik
Over the River and Through the Woods Traditional American, arr. Richard Von Grabow
We Gather Together arr. Wendell Westcott
Come ye Thankful People, Come George Elvert, arr. David Christensen

 

OCTOBER 2022

October 2: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Etude Napoleon Coste, arr. Betty Buchanan
La Pursima Traditional Nicaraguan, arr. Halla Kabat
Three Pieces Francisco Tarrega, arr. Carlos van Ulft
Two Studies Ferando Sor, arr. Ronald Barnes
Vaya Con Dios Larry Russell, arr. Richard Giszczak

October 9: Autumn Music
Autumn Concerto Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Arie Abbenes
Autumn Afternoon Eugene Rocherolle, arr. Richard Giszczak
Autumn Showers Robin Dinda

October 16: Children’s Sunday, Carla Staffaroni, Assistant Carillonneur
Mary Had a Little Lamb arr. Elena Sadina
Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen, arr. Jos Lerinckx
My Favorite Things Richard Rodgers, arr. Richard Giszczak
Las Chiapanecas arr. Percival Price
This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie, arr. Lee Cobb
A Whole New World Alan Menken, arr. Austin Ferguson
The Rainbow Connection Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher, arr. Sally Slade Warner
Selections from Album for the Young, Opus 39 Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky, arr. Arie Abbenes
-Morning Prayer
-Winter Morning
-My New Doll

October 23: Dancing with Falling Leaves, Lynnli Wang, Assistant Carillonneur
beneath a canopy of trees Joey Brink
Dance of the Fireflies Frank DellaPenna
Something There, from “Beauty and the Beast” Alan Menken, arr. Frank Steijns
Spectrum Joey Brink
Lake Music Terry Vaughan
Fields of Gold Sting, arr. Joey Brink

October 30: Halloween
Salem Witches’ March Jean Missud, arr. Charles Semowich
Toccata in D Minor. Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Judson Maynard
Funeral March for a Marionette Charles Gounod, arr. Lucy Dechene
Spook House David Carr Glover, arr. Richard Giszczak
Halloween John Carpenter, arr. Tiffany Ng

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

September 4: Work Related Music
Whistle While you Work, Larry Morey and Frank Churchers, arr. Richard Giszczak
The Farmers Bad Complaint, Antoine Mahaut arr. Moshe Lewkowitz
The Miller of the Dee, arr. Percival Price
Bugler’s Holiday Leroy Anderson, arr. Gerard de Waardt
Spinning Song, Peter Benoit, arr. Anton Lombaert

September 11: In memory of September 11, 2001
In Memorian, Sept. 11, 2001, John Courter
Valse Triste (Sept 11, 2001), Pasquale Tassone
Towers, Al Fedak
Threnody (for Sept 11, 2001), Abram Plum

September 18: Music by Riverside’s Carillonneurs
Music by the carillonneurs at Riverside Church & Park Ave. Baptist Church when the carillon was there
Dec. 27, 1925 Dedication recitalist Anton Brees: Andante
1926-27, Percival Price: Piece Without Expression I
1927 Ruth Muzzy Conneston: Frere Jacques (arrangement)
1927-1960, Kamield LeFevre: Prayer, ‘Thanksgiving”
1960-1989 James R. Lawson: Carnival of the Bells
1990-1998 Joseph Clair Davis: Flourish
1999-2018, Dionisio Lind: Abide with Me (arrangement)
2019- Charles Semowich: Riverside Church Fanfare

September 25: Jewish Music in honor of the Jewish High Holy Days, Lynnli Wang, Guest Carillonneur
Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year
Shalom, Chaverim, trad. Hebrew folk song, arr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Shana Tovah: A Good Year, arr. Lynnli Wang
Daughter’s Day, Celebrating Women Composers
Four Inscriptions: Low G and Low A , Ellen Dickinson
Dance of the Tower Bells, Liesbeth Janssens
Shaman, Alice Gomez
Cheers!, Naoko Tsujita

 

AUGUST 2022

August 7: Carla Staffaroni, Guest Carillonneur
Second Shenandoah Suite – Traditional Ballad Tune, arr. La Salle Spier, ed. Richard Strauss
          III. Love Gregory
Notule No. 1 Emilien Allard
Gaudí’s Chimneys John Courter
I. The Undulating Chimneys of Casa Batlló
II. The Mushroom Chimneys of Park Güell
Campanella II Edward Nassor
Recuerdos de la Alhambra Francisco Tarrega, arr. Austin Ferguson
El Vito – Spanish Folksong, arr. Sally Slade Warner

August 14: Italian Music in recognition of the Italian holiday Ferragosto
Sonata (Op 4, No. 8) Arcangelo Corelli, arr. Albert Gerken
Sonata Domenico Scarlatti, arr. Earl Chamberlin
Come Back to Sorento Ernesto di Curtis, arr. Wendell Westcott
O Sole Mio Eduardo di Capua, arr. Sean Duffy
Allegro from Concerto Op 3, No.3 Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Albert Gerkin

August 21: In recognition of World Aviation Day on August 19
Vertigo Frank Della Penna
Suite for Those in High Places Phyllis Tremmel
Kitty Hawk, 1903 Peter Olejar
Up in the Air David McBride
Prior to Landing Chin Chin Chen

August 28: Bernstein and The Beatles
In honor the birthday of Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918):
Songs from the West Side Story Leonard Bernstein, arr. Jos. Lerinckx
Maria
One Hand, One Heart
I feel Pretty
Beatles Songs:
Imagine John Lennon, arr. Isaac Wong
Blackbird John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. Goos ten Napel
Yesterday John Lennon arr. Jo Haazen