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2pm Sunday 20 February 2005 in the Quadrangle


Visiting Carillonist, The Netherlands


Overture “Waltzing Mathilde” . . . . . Australian folk song
Classical Arrangement
La Danza . . . . . G. Rossini
Dutch Children’s Folk Songs
Ik Zag Twee Beren Broodjes Smeren
(I saw two bears making sandwiches)
. . . . . Improvisation
George Gershwin Arrangements
They Can’t Take That Away from Me
The Man I Love
Characteristic Intermezzo
Die Mühle im Schwarzwald
(The windmill in the black forest)
. . . . . R. Eilenberg
Theme from Musical/Movie
Improvisation on Phantom of the Opera . . . . . A L Webber
Over the Rainbow, from The Wizard of Oz . . . . H Arlen
Bridge over the River Kwai . . . . . K J Alford
Popular Arrangement
Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word . . . . . Elton John ft. Blue
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty . . . . . J Neander (1665)
Toccatine, Mineurmarch, Toccatine, Choral

All arrangements are by the recitalist

Gerard de Waardt was born in 1942 in Delft, The Netherlands, where he studied church organ with Leen 't Hart. From age 12 he played the church organ. He is the musical accompanist of the Gospel choir "Happy Days" and the children's choir "Wonderwijs". He studied light/modern music with theatre organ player Louis Zagwijn, and studied electronic organ and keyboard with educational qualifications. For 25 years he was a teacher of keyboard students at a school for musicians. At the Dutch Carillon School in Amersfoort he passed the exams for Parts A and B with educational qualifications, followed by an extra year in carillon improvisation.

Gerard de Waardt is the city carillon player in Rotterdam, Schiedam, Maassluis, Tholen and St. Maartensdijk. He has given many concerts on carillons, theatre organs and church organs in The Netherlands and many foreign countries, including USA, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, Belgium, France and Germany. He is an arranger of music for the Dutch bellfounders Royal Eijsbouts and Royal Bellfounder Petit & Fritsen for the automatic carillons in The Netherlands and other countries.

Gerard de Waardt is an arranger of music and partner in the music publisher MusicScore. MusicScore publishes music books on a monthly basis for piano and keyboard with up-to-date pop music. MusicScore also publishes a keyboard course and a piano course.
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