Recent Concert Playlists

McGraw Tower with cherry blossoms

McGraw Tower in spring

Did you enjoy a recent concert, but didn't recognize all of the songs? Click on the links below to view concert playlists.

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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024


Fuzzy Blue Lights / Owl City
The Moldau ("Vlatava", in Czech) / Smetana
Cornell Evening Song - Traditional Folk Tune

Tuesday, April 9, 2024


Prelude No. 5 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Little G Minor Fugue, BWV 578 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Contrapunctus I from "The Art of Fugue" / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Cornell Evening Song with descant

Saturday, April 6, 2024


Part of Your World (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan
The Moldau ("Vlatava", in Czech) / Smetana
California Gurls / Perry, Katy
Ave Maria / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring -- Cantata No. 147 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Etude, Op. 10, No. 3 / Chopin, Frederic
Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Tuesday, April 2, 2024


O Shenandoah
Variations on "America" / Cook, Kevin (KJC '21)
Take Five / Brubeck, Dave
The Sound of Silence / Simon, Paul
Of the Father's Love Begotten (Divinum Mysterium) / 11th Century plainchant

Monday, April 1, 2024


Jennie McGraw Rag in G
Alma Mater (minor duets) / Costich, T.W. '67
Never Gonna Give You Up / Astley, Rick
Cornell Evening Song
Midnight Song / KMDS '21
Never Gonna Give You Up / Astley, Rick

Sunday, March 31, 2024


22 / Swift, Taylor
Havana / Cabello, Camila
Slow Dancing in the Dark / Joji
Electric Love / B├śRNS


O Filii et Filiae (Gregorian) (O Sons and Daughters) (Mode II)
Montgomery Variations: III. March / Bonds, Margaret
Sabre Dance from Gayne Ballet / Khachaturian, Aram
Salmon / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
Variations on "America" / Cook, Kevin (KJC '21)
Hoedown from Rodeo / Copland, Aaron
Itsumo Nando Demo (Always with Me) from Spirited Away / Hisaishi, Joe
Take on Me / a-ha
Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)
Cornell Evening Song - KJC Descant / Cook, Kevin (KJC '21)

Saturday, March 30, 2024


Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You / Valli, Frank and the Four Seasons
Stacy's Mom / Fountains of Wayne
Never Gonna Give You Up / Astley, Rick