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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.

If you do not see the song/concert that you are looking for, please email chimes@cornell.edu.

Friday - May 29th, 2015

Afternoon

  • I May Never Pass This Way Again / Andrews, Jack
  • Think of Me (from Phantom of Opera) / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Summer Joys / Ashford
  • I See the Light (from Tangled) / Menken, Alan
  • My Old Cornell (Take Me Back to the Old Days)
  • Oh, Pretty Woman / Orbison, Roy and Dees, Bill

Thursday - May 28th, 2015

Afternoon

  • Summer / Smith, Barrett (BTS '14)
  • A Day Without Rain / Enya
  • Stars of the Summer Night / Woodbury
  • Roses of Picardie / Wood
  • The Falling Green / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Tuesday - May 26th, 2015

Evening

  • Cwm Rhondda (Guide me, O thou great Jehovah) / Hughes, J.
  • Fortunatus (Welcome, Happy Morning) / Sullivan, Sir Arthur
  • The Seas of the Earth / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Pedalexercitium / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Sunday - May 24th, 2015

Afternoon

  • Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus / Handel, G.F.
  • Gift to be Simple
  • Over the Rainbow -- The Wizard of Oz / Arlen, Harold
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2

Morning

  • Itsumo Nando Demo (Always with Me) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Rufus' Welcoming Ceremony (from Final Fantasy VII) / Uematsu, Nobuo
  • Brandenburg Concerto / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Oklahoma! / Rodgers, Richard
  • Go the Distance (from Hercules) / Menken, Alan
  • Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29 (excerpt) / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Gigue from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • California Gurls / Perry, Katy
  • Greensleeves
  • Cornell Changes (Jennie McGraw Rag)
  • Cornell Changes (Jennie McGraw Rag)
  • Merrily Ring the Luncheon Bell -- Princess Ida / Sullivan, Sir Arthur
  • Whole New World, A / Menken, Alan
  • Grasswalk / Shigihara, Laura
  • Rondoletto (from Quatre Marches Op. 48, no. 3) / Coste, Napoleon
  • Force Theme - from Star Wars
  • Imperial March from "Star Wars" / Williams, John
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite -- Mary Poppins / Sherman, R. and R. Sherman
  • Married Life (theme from Up) / Giacchino, Michael
  • Pomp and Circumstance / Elgar, Edward
  • Mickey Mouse March / Dodd, Jimmie
  • Grandiose -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • I'll Be Seeing You / Fain, Sammy
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring -- Cantata No. 147 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Hoedown from Rodeo / Copland, Aaron
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • If I Can't Love Her: from "Beauty and the Beast" / Menken, Alan
  • Defying Gravity from "Wicked" / Stephen Schwartz
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • Grand March -- Aida / Verdi
  • Imagine / John Lennon
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Blane, Ralph
  • Leaving on jet plane / Denver, John
  • Estudio no. 6 / Sor, Fernando
  • Looney Tunes
  • He's a Pirate / Badelt, Klaus
  • My Favorite Things -- Sound of Music / Rodgers, Richard
  • Cornell Alma Mater
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Cornell Alma Mater -- Duet / Krasicky, Phil and R. J. M.
  • Cornell Alma Mater

Saturday - May 23rd, 2015

Evening

  • Malagueña / Lecuona Ernesto
  • Loch Lomond / Thorlaksson, Eythor
  • Inochi no Namae (The Name of Life) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • O Shenandoah
  • Arrival in New Haven / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Clocks / Coldplay
  • Snow / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Amazing Grace (Variations)
  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Ballet from the Petite Suite / Debussy, Claude
  • On a Clear Day (from Kiki's Delivery Service) / Hisaishi, Joe
  • I Love My Love (Abroad as I was Walking) / Holst, Gustav
  • La Primavera, Danza Pastorale, from the Four Seasons / Vivaldi, Antonio
  • Sing We Now of Christmas (Noël Nouvelet) / 15th Century French
  • Symphony No. 6 - I / Beethoven, Ludwig van

Afternoon

  • Piano Man / Joel, Billy
  • Ride of the Valkyries / Wagner
  • A Whole New World / Menken, Alan
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Cornell Alma Mater -- Duet / Krasicky, Phil and R. J. M.

Morning

  • Clocks / Coldplay
  • Ballet from the Petite Suite / Debussy, Claude
  • Hoedown from Rodeo / Copland, Aaron
  • Defying Gravity from "Wicked" / Stephen Schwartz
  • If I Can't Love Her: from "Beauty and the Beast" / Menken, Alan
  • Little G Minor Fugue, BWV 578 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Merry-Go-Round of Life - Theme from Howl's Moving Castle / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Etude / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • Balancing Rocks / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Imagine / John Lennon

Friday - May 22nd, 2015

Evening

  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Inochi no Namae (The Name of Life) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Merry-Go-Round of Life - Theme from Howl's Moving Castle / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Super Mario Bros. theme / Kondo, Koji
  • He's a Pirate / Badelt, Klaus
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You / Valli, Frank and the Four Seasons
  • I Want It That Way / Backstreet Boys
  • Under the Sea / Menken, Alan
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Afternoon

  • Colors of the Wind (from "Pocahontas") / Menken, Alan
  • Heaven's Light / Hellfire / Menken, Alan
  • Nearer, my God, to Thee / Anonymous
  • Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi / Tiersen, Yann

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Ithaca, New York 14853-2801
607-255-5350

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