Dutch Carillon News No. 40
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Here is the latest news from Netherlands Carilllon Centre:
At the beginning of this semester, Christian Winter started as lecturer at theH KU University of the Arts Utrecht (Netherlands Carillon School). His subject is of “Harmonics on the carillon”. This is a succinct, yet imprecise description to denote the “improvisation in classical style on given themes and melodies”. He succeeds Rien Donkersloot, who was unable to prolong his position due to time restrictions.
As part of the jubilee programme of the NKV, a masterclass “Composing for the Carillon” was organised in June 2018. The participants were invited to expand the existing repertoire for Carillon with an original composition on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the NKV.
His father owned a restoration, carpentry and upholstery business. In the workshop behind the house, Jaap was educated in the trade by his father. Between 1950 and 1958, he also studied sculpture, design and modelling at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. Duly, his first professions were cabinetmaker and restorer.
The very year that the fortified city Heusden celebrates its 700 years anniversary was an excellent opportunity for a festival dedicated to Jacob van Eyck, the city’s most famous dweller. Between Friday the 26th and Sunday the 28th of October, music by the blind composer born around 1590, who can be seen as trailblazing for carillon music and is world-renowned for his music for recorder, sounded all through the city. Admission to the festival was free of charge.
Bells have been associated with the idea of peace for centuries. On November 11, 1918, all the bells of Belgium, France and England rang to celebrate the regained peace after WWI. On November 11, 2018 (Armistice Day) the truce of 100 years ago will be commemorated. On that day, the new carillon in the Park Abbey in Leuven will once again ring out this peace message.
The 31st edition of Perpignans Sacred Music Festival will take place from March 9-20, 2019. The international interest for this festival is increasing year after year, with visitors coming from all over Europe.
A carillon concert is programmed each year during this festival with the Association of the Friends of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral Carillon. Since 2015, this dynamic partnership includes a carillon composition contest. For the third time, the Festival and the Friends of the Carillon invite you to participate in this carillon composition contest.
Available from November 5th (pre order)
This album, and the five individual works, are also available in PDF.
Gronings beiaardboek IX (= Groningen Carillon book no. 9) (order here)
With (new) works and arrangements from the five carillonneurs of Groningen:
- Klokslag / Levina Pors
Editors: Hylke Banning, Mieke Lanen and Gea van Veen
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