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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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Monday - July 25th, 2016


  • Threnody / Smith, Barrett (BTS '14)
  • The Swan / Saint-SaĆ«ns, Camille
  • Loch Lomond / Thorlaksson, Eythor
  • O Mio Babbino Caro / Puccini, Giacomo
  • The Rosary / Nevin

Sunday - July 24th, 2016


  • American Country Dances: Speed the Plough / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: Lamplighter's Hornpipe / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: Quinardo Hornpipe / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: Haste to the Wedding / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • June (Barcarole) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • O Shenandoah
  • Spring / Smith, Barrett (BTS '14)
  • Window to the Past, A (from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") / Williams, John
  • Music of the Night (from "The Phantom of the Opera") / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • The Seas of the Earth / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Fisher's Hornpipe
  • Handorgan Hornpipe
  • Dominion Reel
  • Wait Thou Still! / Franck, Johann Wolfgang
  • Bells of Notre Dame (from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame") / Menken, Alan
  • Nearer, my God, to Thee / Sullivan, Arthur
  • Greensleeves
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 3 and 4 / Krasicky, Phil

Friday - July 22nd, 2016


  • Puff the Magic Dragon / Yarrow, Peter
  • Grandiose -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Moon River / Mancini, Henry
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring -- Cantata No. 147 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Looney Tunes

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

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