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Recent Concert Playlists

Playing the chimes

Did you enjoy a recent concert, but didn't recognize all of the songs? Click on the links below to view playlists from the past week.

As a nod to tradition, the chimesmasters play the Cornell Changes, affectionately known as the Jennie McGraw Rag to begin each day. This piece was originally requested by the first Cornell President Andrew D. White. The midday concert concludes with the Alma Mater, and the day ends with the Cornell Evening Song (which shares its tune with the German carol Tannenbaum). These songs are not listed below because their placement is the same within each concert. Composers are listed when known.

If you do not see the song/concert that you are looking for, please email chimes@cornell.edu.

Thursday - May 5th, 2016

Evening

  • Cielito Lindo / Fernandez, Vincente
  • La Golondrin / Serradell
  • Marche Militaire / Schubert, Franz
  • The Moldau ("Vlatava", in Czech) / Smetana
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Afternoon

  • Happy Birthday
  • La Vie En Rose / Piaf, Edith
  • Silent Night (Stille Nacht) / Gruber, Franz
  • Yesterday / Beatles, The
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • Clair de Lune / Debussy, Claude

Morning

  • Monotone -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Two-Part Inventions: VIII (8) / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • La Campanella - Rondo from Violin Concerto No. 2 / Paganini, Niccolo
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (from "Pinocchio") / Harline, Leigh

Wednesday - May 4th, 2016

Evening

  • Imperial March (from "Star Wars") / Williams, John
  • Canon / Pachelbel, Johann
  • I Dreamed a Dream (from "Les Misérables") / Schönberg, Claude-Michel

Afternoon

  • Brandenburg Concerto / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Qing Tian (Sunny Day) / Chou, Jay
  • Windrose / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • I Want It That Way / Backstreet Boys
  • Apologize / OneRepublic

Morning

  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow! / Styne, Jule
  • Chim Chim Cher-ee (from "Mary Poppins") / Sherman, Robert
  • Frosty the Snowman / Nelson, Steve
  • My Heart Will Go On (from "Titanic") / Horner, James

Tuesday - May 3rd, 2016

Evening

  • Itsumo Nando Demo (Always with Me) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Theme from "Schindler's List" / Williams, John
  • Yesterday / Beatles, The
  • Scarborough Fair / Canticle / Simon, Paul

Afternoon

  • Heart and Soul -- Duet for Chimesmaster and Mortal
  • Thank You for the Music / ABBA
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water / Simon, Paul
  • To a Wild Rose / MacDowell, Edward
  • Irish Blessing / Bart, Katie Moran Bart
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone? / Seeger, Pete

Monday - May 2nd, 2016

Evening

  • Vocalise / Rachmaninoff, Sergei
  • Merry-Go-Round of Life (from "Howl's Moving Castle") / Hisaishi, Joe
  • In Dreams (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring") / Shore, Howard
  • O Mio Babbino Caro / Puccini, Giacomo

Afternoon

  • Happy Birthday
  • Tears in Heaven / Clapton, Eric
  • Paradise / Coldplay
  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • I'll Be Seeing You (from "The Notebook") / Fain, Sammy

Morning

  • Etude / Khachaturian, Aram
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Theme and Variations for Carillon / Lerinckx, Jos

Sunday - May 1st, 2016

Evening

  • Allemande from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Itsumo Nando Demo (Always with Me) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Singing of the Gentle Wind (from the game Xenogears) / Mitsuda, Yasunori
  • Dolce -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago (Somewhere My Love) / Jarre, Maurice

Afternoon

  • Balancing Rocks / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Imagine / John Lennon
  • Little G Minor Fugue, BWV 578 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Arrival in New Haven / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Under the Influence of the Wind / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Longest Time / Joel, Billy
  • Under the Sea (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan
  • A Whole New World (from "Aladdin") / Menken, Alan
  • The Seas of the Earth / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Gnossienne No. 1 / Satie, Erik
  • Hoedown from Rodeo / Copland, Aaron
  • Master of the House (from "Les Misérables") / Schönberg, Claude-Michel
  • Merry-Go-Round of Life (from "Howl's Moving Castle") / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Cornell Alma Mater -- Duet / Krasicky, Phil
  • Cornell Alma Mater -- Duet / Krasicky, Phil

Morning

  • I'm Yours / Mraz, Jason
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Blane, Ralph
  • Go the Distance (from "Hercules") / Menken, Alan
  • Colors of the Wind (from "Pocahontas") / Menken, Alan

Saturday - April 30th, 2016

Evening

  • Whole New World, A (from "Aladdin") / Menken, Alan
  • Threnody / Smith, Barrett (BTS '14)
  • Beauty and the Beast (from "Beauty and the Beast") / Menken, Alan
  • Hallelujah / Cohen, Leonard

Afternoon

  • Symphony No. 7 - II / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • A Window to the Past (from Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban) / John Williams
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2

Morning

  • Sonata No. 3 for Violin - Fugue / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Kokomo / Beach Boys, The
  • Sonatine in G Major / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • The Addams Family / Mizzy, Vic

Friday - April 29th, 2016

Evening

  • Night / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Greensleeves
  • Amazing Grace (Variations)
  • Autumn / Smith, Barrett (BTS '14)
  • On a Clear Day (from "Kiki's Delivery Service") / Hisaishi, Joe

Afternoon

  • Cornell Changes (Jennie McGraw Rag)
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Jingle, Bells / Pierpont
  • Can't Help Falling in Love / Weiss, George
  • Clair de Lune / Debussy, Claude

Morning

  • You Are My Sunshine / Davis, Jimmie
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You / Valli, Frank and the Four Seasons
  • On My Own (from "Les Misérables") / Schönberg, Claude-Michel
  • Love Story / Swift, Taylor

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Contact Information

Cornell Chimes
Tatkon Center
3058 South Balch Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
(607) 255-5350

Please address any comments or questions to chimes@cornell.edu.



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