remembrance Sunday music
remembrance Sunday music Dominion Carillon Andrea McCray has shared a list of the track she’s making ready to play earlier than and after the Remembrance Day ceremonies on the National War Memorial on Friday.When the bells inner Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower ring out, right here are the songs they will be making a song.
Before The Ceremony
– Air on a Ground Bass, Percival Price — Price became a Canadian composer and carilloneur who were given his begin at Toronto’s Metropolitan Church however finally studied and finished round the sector. He composed numerous hundred portions and arranged extra than 500 works for carillon bells. He became a representative for the layout of the Peace Tower carillon and became the primary to play the bells formally on July 1, 1927 as the inaugural Dominion Carillonneur. He turned into in fee of the Peace Tower carillon till 1939. Price also has a wartime connection: During and after World War II he served as representative to the Inter-Allied Commission at the Wartime Preservation of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas, and to the Vatican Commission for the Restoration of Bells, surveying the sequestration and destruction of bells for war functions and later helping discover eliminated bells across Europe.
– Eternal Father, Strong to Save, John Bacchus Dykes (arranged through Beverly Buchanan) — This hymn, great recognised (and from time to time known as) by means of the very last line of its fine-regarded lyrics “For those in peril on the ocean,” has a longtime affiliation with the Royal (British) and American Navy. Choral tune lovers might also recognize the music by way of the call “Melita,” an archaic time period for Malta, an historic seafaring state and the site of Christian apostle Paul’s shipwreck. This hymn additionally become among the ones sung at a religious service aboard the HMS Prince of Wales throughout the August 1941 convention that spawned the Atlantic Charter: Winston Churchill asked it.
– In Memoriam for Sep 11, John Courter — This piece turned into composed on Sept. 15, 2001 without delay after the 9/11 attacks, and dedicated to folks who died on that day. Courter changed into a distinguished American carilloneur who died remaining yr.
– Au Champ d’honneur, Laura Hawley (organized through Andrea McCrady) — Hawley is a young local composer, and the daughter of the music director of the Ottawa Children’s Choir, Jackie Hawley. (The Ottawa Children’s Choir is the one that plays at the National War Memorial each 12 months.) This piece changed into commissioned in 2010 and achieved for the primary time at last November’s ceremonies. Hawley will listen to her composition on Parliament Hill on Friday.
– The Peace, from Royal Fireworks Music, George Frideric Handel (organized with the aid of Beverly Buchanan) — This piece became commissioned via George II and debuted (accurately enough) throughout fireworks in London’s Green Park in 1749 to have fun the cease of the War of the Austrian Succession.
– Once to Every Man and Nation, Thomas John Williams (organized with the aid of Theophil Rusterholz) — The lyrics to this hymn by way of James R. Lowell were written in 1845 as a protest of America’s warfare with Mexico. The first verse still resonates in a cutting-edge context: Once to each guy and nation, comes the instant to determine/In the strife of reality with falsehood, for the best or evil facet/Some exceptional purpose, a few super choice, imparting every the bloom or blight/And the choice goes via all the time, ’twixt that darkness and that mild.- Reflection, by way of Robert Byrnes — Byrnes become an American carilloneur who died in 2004 after an extended and outstanding career at the University of Northern Iowa, whose campanile (bell tower) is stated to host one of the finest-playing carillons inside the international.
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