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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.

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Sunday - August 2nd, 2015


  • Cornell Changes (Jennie McGraw Rag)
  • The Honest Charlatan / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Come Thou fount of every blessing (Nettleton)
  • Doxology / Avery and Marsh
  • The Moldau ("Vlatava", in Czech) / Smetana
  • Two-Part Inventions: I (1) / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Cornell Alma Mater -- Duet / Krasicky, Phil and R. J. M.

Saturday - August 1st, 2015


  • Ecruteak City (from Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal) / Masuda, Junichi
  • Frog's Theme / Mitsuda, Yasunori
  • Breezy (from Final Fantasy VIII) / Uematsu, Nobuo
  • Rufus' Welcoming Ceremony (from Final Fantasy VII) / Uematsu, Nobuo
  • Singing of the Gentle Wind (from the game Xenogears) / Mitsuda, Yasunori
  • Grasswalk / Shigihara, Laura
  • Cosmo Canyon (from Final Fantasy VII) / Uematsu, Nobuo
  • Traverse Town (from "Kingdom Hearts") / Shimomura, Yoko
  • Ship of Sleep and Remorse / Yasunori Mitsuda
  • To Good Friends (from Chrono Trigger) / Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Aveh, the Ancient Dance (from the game Xenogears) / Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)
  • On My Own (from Les Miserables) / Boublil & Schoenberg


  • Chaconne / Durand, Auguste
  • Amazing Grace (Variations)
  • In the Mood / Garland, Joe
  • New York, New York / Kander, John


  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • Brandenburg Concerto / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • All You Need is Love / Beatles, The
  • Prelude and Fugue in C Major / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Trumpet Tune / Purcell, Henry
  • Bridal Song -- Lohengrin, Act 3 Scene 1 / Wagner
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Cornell Changes (Jennie McGraw Rag)
  • Morning has Broken / Farjean, Eleanor
  • La Primavera, Danza Pastorale, from the Four Seasons / Vivaldi, Antonio
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water / Simon, Paul
  • Rondeau -- Sinfonies de Fanfares / Mouret, Jean-Joseph

Tuesday - July 28th, 2015


  • Colors of the Wind (from "Pocahontas") / Menken, Alan
  • Ballet from the Petite Suite / Debussy, Claude
  • Inochi no Namae (The Name of Life) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • All of Me / Schmidt, Jon
  • Cornell Evening Song with descant

Monday - July 27th, 2015


  • Edelweiss / Rodgers, Richard
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Let It Go (from Frozen) / Anderson-Lopez, Kristen
  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian

Sunday - July 26th, 2015


  • Nearer, my God, to Thee / Anonymous
  • Two-Part Inventions: XIV (14) / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Clan Dance from "Chima for Chimes" / RLO '15
  • Etudes Simples VI / Leo Brouwer
  • Song
  • Music of the Night from "Phantom of the Opera" / Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Happy Birthday
  • Westminster Chimes

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