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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 - June 30th, 2016


  • Gypsy Campfire / Sugarman, Louis
  • Exercises for Viola: 5 / Sitt, H.
  • Exercises for the Viola: 6 / Sitt, H.
  • Cascadium
  • When I'm Sixty-Four (64) / Beatles, The
  • Exercises for Viola: 18 / Sitt, H.
  • Exercises for Viola: 8 / Sitt, H.
  • Exercises for Viola: 12 / Sitt, H.

Tuesday - June 28th, 2016


  • Oh, For the Wings of a Dove / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • Etude / Khachaturian, Aram
  • An Ancient Folk Song -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Consolation / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • For the Beauty of the Earth / Kocher, Conrad

Monday - June 27th, 2016


  • Heart and Soul -- Duet for Chimesmaster and Mortal
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Puff the Magic Dragon / Yarrow, Peter
  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Variations on) / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • La Vie En Rose / Piaf, Edith

Saturday - June 25th, 2016


  • American Country Dances: The Lady of the Lake (I): Durang's Hornpipe / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: The Lady of the Lake (II): Cincinnati Hornpipe / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: Hull's Victory / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: Jefferson and Liberty / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • American Country Dances: Beaus of Albany: Spitfire / Burchenal, Elizabeth
  • Lullaby of Resembool / Akira Senju
  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite (from "Mary Poppins") / Sherman, Robert
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • All You Need is Love / Beatles, The
  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold
  • Hallelujah / Cohen, Leonard
  • Can't Help Falling in Love / Weiss, George
  • Cornell Alma Mater


  • Prelude and Fugue in C Major / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Air and Variations for Carillon / Handel, George Frideric
  • Canon / Pachelbel, Johann
  • Ave Maria / Biebl, Franz
  • Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29 (excerpt) / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Some Enchanted Evening (from "South Pacific") / Rodgers, Richard
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water / Simon, Paul
  • What a Wonderful World / Thiele, Bob and Weiss, George
  • Til There Was You (from "The Music Man") / Wilson
  • As Time Goes By (from "Casablanca") / Hupfield, Herman

Thursday - June 23rd, 2016


  • Do Re Mi (Doe a Deer) (from "The Sound of Music") / Rodgers, Richard
  • Kiss the Rain -- Yiruma
  • Arirang
  • Let It Go (from "Frozen") / Anderson-Lopez, Kristen

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