University of Sydney Carillon

2 pm Sunday 26 November 2000

Suzanne Magassy

Visiting Carillonist, National Carillon, Canberra


Pastime with Good Company

attributed to Henry VIII (arr John D Gordon)

Memory, from Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Largo, from Concerto in D for Lute

Antonin Vivaldi

Per la Morte di un Secolo
(For the Death of a Century)*

Christopher Lyndon-Gee, 1999

Top Tunes for Top Bells

The Music Box Dancer

Frank Mills

Tiptoe Through The Tulips
from Gold Diggers of Broadway

Joe Burke

Romance, from The Gadfly

Dmitri Shostakovich

Festival of All the Bells
from Berkeley Suite for Carillon

Leen 't Hart

includes extracts from the hymn "O God, our help in ages past"

Two Beautiful Baroque Arrangements by Ronald Barnes

Largo, from Fantasia No. 1

Georg Philipp Telemann

Sarabande, from Cello Suite VI

Johann Sebastian Bach

Folk/Blues and Opera

House of the Rising Sun

This arrangement incorporates the original Southern Blues tune with the pops style version by Alan Payne, the latter recorded and made famous by The Animals in 1964.

My Heart Awakens at Your Voice

Camille Saint-Saëns

the love duet from Samson and Delilah

* Composed for the carillonist's Midnight New Year's Eve recital on the National Carillon, Canberra, written in contemporary style but based on traditional peals and chimes. Two contrasting motifs alternate throughout, and the piece ends with an impressive tone/semitone descending passage to the lowest bell, which sounds 12 times as a farewell to the old Century.

A prolific and most successful composer for the cinema, displaying great dramatic sense and wonderful orchestral effects, as in his vast symphonic repertoire. The Gadfly Suite, Opus 97a, was written for the 1995 film and is full of romantic and heroic themes.