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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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Thursday - July 2nd, 2015


  • Merry-Go-Round of Life - Theme from Howl's Moving Castle / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Sorrowing from "Ludus Modalis" / G. D'hollander
  • Circle of Life (from the Lion King) / John, Elton
  • Itsumo Nando Demo (Always with Me) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Song in the Wind / Bright, Houston
  • Etude / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Tuesday - June 30th, 2015


  • Seek Ye First / Karen Lafferty
  • Loch Lomond / Thorlaksson, Eythor
  • The Honest Charlatan / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Les Miserables Medley (complete) / Schoenberg, Claude-Michel
  • Duet for Chimes for Nancy and Chuck / W. A. M.
  • Bells of Notre Dame / Menken, Alan
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Monday - June 29th, 2015


  • Look to the Rainbow (from Finian's Rainbow) / Lane, Burt
  • The Rainbow Connection / Williams, Paul and Kenny Ascher
  • YMCA / Morali, Belolo and Willis
  • Over the Rainbow -- The Wizard of Oz / Arlen, Harold
  • Dancing Queen / ABBA
  • All You Need is Love / Beatles, The
  • Cornell Evening Song with descant


  • Symphony No. 7 - II - Allegretto / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Love Story Theme / Lai, Francis
  • Once Upon a December -- Anastasia / Flaherty, Stephen

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The Cornell Chimes
B07 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-2801

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