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 Bells of Peace Ringing Ceremony

In 1918, on the 11th day, in the 11th month, at the 11th hour, the Allies and Central Powers agreed to a cease fire that would mark the end of World War One. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone.

It is with high hopefulness that we will all join in this nation-wide commemoration in hope and prayer for a perpetual world lasting peace.


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Carillon and Tower Bells Repertoire for Armistice Day Compiled by Tiffany Ng, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Carillon University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

All tower bell instruments Firefighter’s Toll

A signal of three rings, done thrice with pauses in between (9 rings in total)

4.5+ octave carillon

Elegy (1991) - Roy Hamlin Johnson (GCNA 2006) O Rest in the Lord - Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Milford Myhre (Five Hymns for Carillon, ACME 1999)

4 octave carillon

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares - Andrew S. Allen (free download) Bist du bei mir - J.S. Bach, arr. Albert Gerken (ACME 1997) Circle of Sighs: Sonata da Requiem for Carillon - Geoffrey Cook (ACME 2009) Elegy - John Gouwens (Suite No. 3, op. 30, GCNA 2012) Elegy for 16 bells - John Franco (GCNA 1981) Elegy for Carillon - Mary Leahy (ACME 1988) Elegy for the Fallen - Eric Geer (ACME, out of print) Finlandia (Be Still, My Soul) - Jean Sibelius, arr. Don Cook (GCNA 1993) Gregorian Triptych - John Courter (GCNA 1990) Londonderry Air - Sally Slade Warner (Folk Songs from the British Isles, GCNA 1995) Memorial - Theophil Rusterholz (GCNA 2006) Mountain Flight for Peace - Frances Newell (ACME 2005) Prelude Solennel - W. Lawrence Curry (GCNA, out of print)

Reflection - Robert Byrnes (ACME 1999) Sarabanda - Ronald Barnes (Corelliana Suite, GCNA 1987) A Somber Pavan - Ronald Barnes (GCNA 1987)

3 octave carillon

Carillon Prelude on “Land Beyond the Clouds” - Ronald Barnes (14 Carillon Preludes on Appalachian White Spirituals, ACME 1997) Chorale Partita IV on "St. Anne" - John Knox (ACME 1998) In Memoriam - John Courter (free download) “In paradisum,” “St. Anne” - Roy Hamlin Johnson (A Carillon Book for the Liturgical Year, Part Seven: General, GCNA) Lament & Alleluia - Alice Gomez (ACME 1999) Reverie - Mark Peterson (ACME 2001) Sorrowing - Geert D’hollander (Ludus Modalis, Royal Carillon School 2011) Two Funeral Marches for Carillon - Chopin, Tchaikovsky, arr. Carlo van Ulft (ACME 2012)

Small-compass tower bell instruments

In Memoriam (2-octave version) - John Courter, arr. Andreas Friedrich (free download) Prayer for Peace - Jean Miller (GCNA, out of print)

Range unknown Hymn for the Men Who Fly - Johan Franco (American Composers Alliance, 1984) Prayer for Freedom & Fanfare of Liberation (1981) - Johan Franco (American Composers Alliance, 1981)

--Michigan World War I Centennial Commission

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