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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

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.

Press quotes

“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

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. The man I love George Gershwin
  2. Strike up the band George Gershwin
  3. Rotation Gary White
  4. Sonata in E flat for flute and continuo Siciliano Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. The Bells of Aberdovey (Welsh folk song)
  6. Londonderry Air (Irish melody)
  7. Frans Hals Suite Ringing Piece Piet Kee
  8. Suite España, Op. 165 Preludio Isaac Albéniz
  9. Cantos de España, Op. 232 Preludio Isaac Albéniz
  10. Serenades I Barcarolle Ronald Barnes
  11. Sonata L 33 Domenico Scarlatti
  12. Home among the gum trees (Australian folk song)
  13. Moonlight over the deserted castle Rentaro Taki
  14. The Sound of Music Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II

  15. My favourite things
  16. Edelweiss
  17. 16 going on 17
  18. Old castle Modest Mussorgsky
  19. Ballade Jef Rottiers
  20. Su-Wu in exile (Chinese folk song)



George Gershwin

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

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

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).

Domenico Scarlatti

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.

Richard Rodgers

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 Mussorgsky

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

Yes, it rings a bell! is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Yes, it rings a bell! is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Thomas Grubb
Thomas Grubb
Release date
© 2000 Move Records
℗ 2000 Move Records
Australian, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3224
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574322422