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  • Is the Tower ever open to the Public?Members at the Donor level and above can view the Founder's Room on one of four

    toursconductedeachyear. Members at the Bok Tower Club level and above can tour the carillonneur's studio,

    keyboardroom,andseethe bells.

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    1. Founders Room2. Chao Research Center

    (Archives)3. Maintenance Workshop

    4. Anton Brees Carillon Library

    5. Carillonneurs Studio6. Keyboard Room7. Carillon (60 bells)

    Architect: Milton B. Medary (Philadelphia)

    Purpose: To house the carillon; serve as a centerpiece for the Gardens; the private use of the Bok family

    Built: 1927-1929

    Height: 205 feet (62.5 meters)

    Weight: 5,500 tons (5,000 metric tons)

    Structure: Steel frame with brick walls; outer facing of pink and gray Georgia marble and Florida coquina, a limestone of shell and coral fragments

    Foundation: 118 reinforced concrete piles, 13-24 feet (4-7 meters) underground with a concrete cap of 2.5 feet (0.8 meter)

    Sculpture: Lee Lawrie (New York City); herons at the top, eagles at the base of the bellchamber; all sculptures were carved on-site

    Colorful Grilles near the top: Ceramic tiles designed by J.H. Dulles Allen (Philadelphia)

    Brass Door and Wrought-iron Gates with Birds: Samuel Yellin (Philadelphia); depicts the Biblical story of Creation

    Inscription under the Sundial: This Singing Tower with its adjacent Sanctuary was dedicated and presented to the American people by Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States, February1,1929.

    Bellfounder: John Taylor Bellfounders, Ltd. (Loughborough, England)

    Size: 60 bronze bells

    Bell weight: Smallest bell at 16 lbs. Largest bell at 11+ tons (10+ metric tons) Total of 63+ tons (57+ metric tons)

    Inside the Singing TowerTower

    Carillon

    863-676-1408 - Lake Wales, FL

    www.boktowergardens.org

    DAILY CARILLON MUSICNovember 12-14, 2018

    Carillon Concerts at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

    Clock MusicAnnouncing the hour strike: Lake Wales Nocturne (excerpt) Johan Franco

    9:00 Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach

    9:30 Sarabande (for carillon) Benoit Franssen

    10:00 Somber Pavane (for carillon) Ronald Barnes

    10:30 Andante Joseph H. Fiocco

    11:00 Spring Morning (for carillon) Geert Dhollander Sorrowing

    11:30 Andante (for carillon) Ronald Barnes

    12:00 Prelude VI (for carillon) Matthias vanden Gheyn

    12:30 Chaconne * Auguste Durant

    1:00 CONCERT

    2:00 Dreaming (for carillon) Geert Dhollander

    2:30 Andante (for carillon) Ioannes de Gruijtters

    3:00 CONCERT

    4:00 Waltz Edvard Grieg

    4:30 Cortege (for carillon) John Courter

    5:00 La Volta William Byrd

    5:30 Solveigs Song * Edvard Grieg

    Adaptations for carillon of melodies or of music written for other instruments have been made by the recitalist, except for those arrangers identified by the following:

    * Anton Brees

  • Monday at 1:00 p.m.Live performance by Jonathan Lehrer

    The Star Spangled Banner F. Scott Key (1779-1843)Prelude Solennel W. Lawrence Curry (1906-1965)

    Classical SongFirst Venetian Gondola Song F. Mendelssohn

    (1809-1847)Lullaby Gislain Pouseele (1925-2017)

    Suite Archaique Geo Clement (1902-1969) Rigaudon Pavane Menuet Carillon Preludes on White Spirituals

    trad. Arr. R. Barnes Tranquility Our Meeting Is Over

    Colors of the Wind (Pocahantas) A. Menken (1949-)My Country Tis of Thee S. F. Smith (1808-1895)

    Monday at 3:00 p.m.Live performance by Jonathan Lehrer

    The Star Spangled Banner F. Scott Key (1779-1843)

    Introduction and Sicilienne R. Barnes (1927-1997)

    Songs of SummerSummer Fanfares Roy Hamlin Johnson (1929-)Summer Song Terry Vaughan (1915-1996)Summertime George Gershwin (1898-1937)

    arr. B. Zwart

    Songs of AutumnChant Dautomne P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

    arr J. HaazenAutumn Leaves Joseph Kozma (1905-1969)

    arr R. Giszczak

    My Country Tis of Thee Samuel Francis Smith(1808-1895)

    Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.Live performance by Jonathan Lehrer

    Folk Songs from ScotlandWhen I Think On The Warlds Pelf arr. R. BarnesEwie with the Crookit Horn arr. R. BarnesYe Banks and Braes of Bonny Doon arr. S. Warner

    Bell Canto Geert DHollander (1965-)

    Two PavansPavan Belle, Qui Tient Ma Vie T. Arbeau (1520-1595) arr R. BarnesPavane op. 50 Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

    arr. B. Zwart

    Somewhere Out There J. Horrner (1953-2015) (from An American Tail)

    Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.Live performance by Jonathan Lehrer

    Prelude Solennel W. Lawrence Curry (1906-1965)

    Classical SongFirst Venetian Gondola Song F. Mendelssohn

    (1809-1847)Lullaby Gislain Pouseele (1925-2017)

    Suite Archaique Geo Clement (1902-1969) Rigaudon Pavane Menuet Carillon Preludes on White Spirituals

    trad. Arr. R. Barnes Tranquility Our Meeting Is Over

    Colors of the Wind (Pocahantas) A. Menken (1949-)

    My Country Tis of Thee S. F. Smith (1808-1895)

    Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.Live performance by Jonathan Lehrer

    Introduction and Sicilienne R. Barnes (1927-1997)

    Songs of SummerSummer Fanfares Roy Hamlin Johnson (1929-)Summer Song Terry Vaughan (1915-1996)Summertime George Gershwin (1898-1937)

    arr. B. Zwart

    Songs of AutumnChant Dautomne P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

    arr J. HaazenAutumn Leaves Joseph Kozma (1905-1969)

    arr R. Giszczak

    Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.Live performance by Jonathan Lehrer

    Folk Songs from ScotlandWhen I Think On The Warlds Pelf arr. R. BarnesEwie with the Crookit Horn arr. R. BarnesYe Banks and Braes of Bonny Doon arr. S. Warner

    Bell Canto Geert DHollander (1965-)

    Two PavansPavan Belle, Qui Tient Ma Vie T. Arbeau (1520-1595) arr R. BarnesPavane op. 50 Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

    arr. B. Zwart

    Somewhere Out There J. Horrner (1953-2015) (from An American Tail)

    Jon Lehrer began his carillon studies in 2000 at Yale University. Since graduating with a degree in Mathematics, Jon has performed

    numerous concert tours spanning Europe and North America.

    Jon is a laureate of five international competitions for carillon, most notably the Queen Fabiola International Carillon Competition, where he was also awarded the SABAM prize for the best interpretation of Flemish carillon music.

    He is the winner of the 2010 International Carillon competition of the Dutch Carillon Guild, and the highest ranked competitor in the International Alexius Julien Competition for baroque music.

    Geert Dhollander was named Bok Tower Gardens fourth fulltime carillonneur in October 2012 and is one of the finest in the world. He has studied piano, chamber music, choral and orchestral direction, fugue, and composition at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, and carillon at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium.

    He has taken first prize in more than 30 international competitions for carillon or composition. In 1997, Geert succeeded Ronald Barnes as University Carillonist and Professor of Carillon at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. In 2008, he was awarded the Berkeley Medal for Distinguished Service to the Carillon.

    Jon LehrerSinging Tower Carillon Fellow

    Geert DhollanderResident Carillonneur

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