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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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Tuesday - July 29th, 2014


  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Allemande from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • L'Epineuse / Couperin, François


  • Why Do I Love You? / Kern, J.
  • Over the Rainbow -- The Wizard of Oz / Arlen, Harold
  • I Don't Know How to Love Him -- Jesus Christ Superstar / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You / Valli, Frank and the Four Seasons


  • Walk With Me / Smith, Zachary
  • The Young Widow / Turner, John
  • Quiet Morning / Maykapar, Samuel
  • Folk Ballad -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite -- Mary Poppins / Sherman, R. and R. Sherman
  • Golden Slumbers / Traditional

Monday - July 28th, 2014


  • Moon River / Mancini, Henry and Johnny Mercer
  • Sonatina Anh. 5 / Beethoven
  • Gift to be Simple
  • Arioso
  • For the Beauty of the Earth / Kocher, Conrad
  • Abide with Me: Eventide / Monk, William H.

Sunday - July 27th, 2014


  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Prelude and Fugue in G Minor / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring -- Cantata No. 147 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Prelude in D Minor / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Sarabande / J.S. Bach
  • Menuets I and II from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Gigue from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Ave Maria / Bach, Johann Sebastian

Friday - July 25th, 2014


  • Game of Thrones Theme / Djawadi, Ramin
  • Imperial March from "Star Wars" / Williams, John
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • Malagueña / Lecuona Ernesto
  • Amazing Grace

Thursday - July 24th, 2014


  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Let It Go
  • Whole New World, A / Menken, Alan
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • Piano Man / Joel, Billy
  • Cornell Alma Mater


  • The Rainbow Connection / Williams, Paul and Kenny Ascher
  • La Primavera, Danza Pastorale, from the Four Seasons / Vivaldi, Antonio
  • Kiss the Girl from "The Little Mermaid" / Menken, Alan

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

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