Yes, it rings a bell!
Adrian Tien takes the Australia's National Carillon in Canberra through its paces with a beautifully varied programme including Bach, Gershwin, and music from today's finest carillon composers.
Adrian Tien is probably Australia's best young carillonist. The Dutch carillon magazine "Klok en Klapel" said about his performance in the International Carillon Competition: "The first prize was awarded to Adrian Tien. Powerful playing, according to the jury ... Without doubt this carillonist has a brilliant carillon career in front of him."
Australia's National Carillon was given as gift from the British Government to the people of Australia in 1972, and it contains fifty-three bells, the largest weighing over six tonnes. Adrien Tien takes the carillon through its paces with a beautifully varied programme including Bach, Gershwin, and music from today's finest carillon composers.
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Adrian Tien has been a regular carillon recitalist at the National Carillon in Canberra, Australia. He has also arranged and composed for the unique instrument.
“a program of wide musical interest, and the excellently engineered recording captures with great fidelity the sound of the carilon .. this disc has special interest both for those who enjoy its unique tonal qualities as well as for its Canberra associations.”
— Bill Hoffmann, The Canberra Times
“If CDs ever wore out .. the CD ... would be long gone ... It is, without question, the best CD of carillon playing I have ever heard ... absolutely superb.”
— Crystal Cathedral, California
“a rare opportunity to show the versatility of the instrument.”
— Chris Copas, The Star
“a completely different type of musical experience ... certainly an interesting addition to the collection.”
— Greg Crawford, Organ Music Society of Adelaide
“this innovative recording by Move will not disappoint.”
— David Vann, Organ Society of Queensland
“the bells of the carillon create the perfect atmosphere ... it is a recording that demonstrates the versatility of the instrument ...”
— Amanda Watson, ASME Journal
- The man I love George Gershwin
- Strike up the band George Gershwin
- Rotation Gary White
- Sonata in E flat for flute and continuo Siciliano Johann Sebastian Bach
- The Bells of Aberdovey (Welsh folk song)
- Londonderry Air (Irish melody)
- Frans Hals Suite Ringing Piece Piet Kee
- Suite España, Op. 165 Preludio Isaac Albéniz
- Cantos de España, Op. 232 Preludio Isaac Albéniz
- Serenades I Barcarolle Ronald Barnes
- Sonata L 33 Domenico Scarlatti
- Home among the gum trees (Australian folk song)
- Moonlight over the deserted castle Rentaro Taki
- My favourite things
- 16 going on 17
- Old castle Modest Mussorgsky
- Ballade Jef Rottiers
- Su-Wu in exile (Chinese folk song)
- Adrian Tien · carillon
George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Isaac Albéniz was a Spanish Catalan pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music idioms (many of which have been transcribed by others for guitar).
Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.
More prolific than George Gershwin (who died at 38), more popular than Stephen Sondheim and esteemed among musicians of all genres. Collectively, his catalogue of songs reads like a treasury of classics from American musical theater's golden age.
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.