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Other music sources

Besides the GCNA Music Catalog, other sources of carillon music include:

North American sources

American Carillon Music Editions (ACME) (Website or Email)

American Composers' Edition (Website or direct link to list of music for carillon)
Works of Johan Franco and others

Connor Chee (Website)
Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee is known for combining his classical piano training with his Native American heritage. His carillon music includes Melodies for Kinyaa'aanii and arrangements from The Navajo Piano.

Jeff Davis (scores available for purchase on Score Exchange)

Friends of the Albany City Carillon (Website or Email)

Fruhauf Music Publications (Website or Email Ennis Fruhauf)

Alice Gomez (Website)
Alice Gomez is an internationally acclaimed Latina composer of Latin American music, classical, and symphonic pop

C. F. Peters Corporation (Website)
Compositions by Albright, Cage, Hovhaness, Peeters, Pinkham, and Wuorinen

Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra (Website or Email)
CHI Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Charles Semowich (three volumes of carillon music available on Amazon – search for "Charles Semowich carillon music" in the Books department)
Among the offerings of Sheet Music Plus (SMP) are licensed arrangements of copyrighted songs through its “ArrangeMe” service. SMP also permits music creators to self-publish music other than arrangements of copyrighted songs.

Caution: some items listed on SMP as being for "carillon" may not in fact be intended for carillon as defined by the GCNA.

Several works published by the GCNA are available exclusively via due to licensing restrictions.

Aside from works published by the GCNA, members offering their own carillon music for sale through SMP currently include:

(Members who wish to be added to this list should email

Because SMP does not currently recognize carillon as a separate instrument category, those offering carillon music through SMP are encouraged to put the phrase "for carillon" in the title of each piece to allow easier searching.

Support the Guild when using SMP:

  • Use this special link or the search box below to look for sheet music on SMP (for carillon or another instrument) and they will donate 8% of the proceeds from your orders to the GCNA.
  • If you are a college student, music teacher or choir director, you can sign up for a free Easy Rebates account to earn 8% cash back on all orders. Sign up through this special link and the GCNA will earn a $5 referral bonus if you place an order within 60 days.
  • If you want to publish your arrangements of copyrighted songs through SMP's “ArrangeMe” service, sign up for a free SMP Press account through this special link and the GCNA will earn a $5 referral bonus if you sell a piece within 90 days.

Singing Winds Music Company (Email Richard Giszczak)
Some of Singing Winds' sheet music is available on Sheet Music Plus. By using this special link, SMP will donate 8% of whatever you spend to the GCNA.

Gordon Slater (scores available for purchase on Score Exchange)

Matthew Tran-Adams (Website)
"Lunar New Year Fantasy" available in PDF from the Canadian Music Centre (more info)
"You Cannot Bury a River" available in PDF from the Canadian Music Centre

Naoko Tsujita (Website)

Free downloads

Berkeley Carillon Institute (Website)

John Bordley (Website)

Joey Brink (Website)
Joey Brink's arrangement of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James W. Johnson & J. Rosmond Johnson, commissioned by Carol Jickling Lens, is available to all for free, courtesy of Carol.

In Memoriam – September 11, 2001 is John Courter's memorial to the victims of the September 11 attack. These editions were posted at John's request for all to use without charge.

Inspired by Olmsted competition prizewinning compositions (Website)
In 2021, the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) sponsored a juried carillon composition competition. NAOP and Olmsted 200 are pleased to share the winners of the "Inspired by Olmsted" carillon composition competition through a press release and the winning pieces through a musical booklet.

Matthias Vanden Gheyn 300 (Website)
In honor of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Matthias Vanden Gheyn, the Campanae Lovanienses organized an international competition for carillon composition and arrangement. Campanae Lovanienses is making the scores of the five highest-ranking entries available free of charge to the international carillon community.

Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series (Website)
The Music for Mayo Carillon Music Series, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, is an annual initiative that commissions one new composition for solo carillon each year. The work, when completed, is premiered at Mayo Clinic and then made available to carillonneurs around the world.

Mathieu Daniel Polak (Website)

Peace Tower Carillon (Website)
Selected carillon musical scores from the Dominion Carillon Library are available for viewing and download. All works are provided free of charge for performance and scholarly purposes. New selections are added every month.

War Memorial and Peace Carillons (Website)
Peace Music for Carillon (booklet of 15 compositions and arrangements) to commemorate the end of the Second World War & the establishment of the United Nations Organisation 1945–2020

Non-North American sources

Alamire Editions, now available from Crescendo Music (Website)
Available works include e.g. Matthias van den Gheyn facsimiles

Beiaardcentrum Nederland, The Netherlands Carillon Center (Website or Email)
Some free music available for download here
Sheet music of Dutch and Belgian carillon organizations (for example: KNKV - Koninklijke Nederlandse Klokkenspelvereninging, Edition Pors, Donemus)

British Carillon Society (Website or Email)
Two and three octave specialists

Carillon Society of Australia (Email Lyn Fuller)

Donemus (Website or direct link to list of music for carillon)

Dutch Carillon School (Nederlandse Beiaardschool) (Website or Email)

Flemish Carillon Society (Vlaamse Beiaardvereniging) (Website)
Some free music available for download here

Guilde des Carillonneurs de France (Website)
Some music available for sale including Roy Hamlin Johnson's Mélodie traditionnelle de Picardie

Joost van Balkom (Website or Email)

Muziekuitgeverij Edition Pors (Website or Email)
Including music formerly published by Leen 't Hart

Oxford University Press
First Watch by Hilary Tann, composed for the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the Albany City Hall Carillon is available for purchase here

Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" (Koninklijke Beiaardschool Jef Denyn) (Website or Email)
Music for sale here, and some free music (including the Musical Anniversary Book celebrating the school's centenary and John Courter's Soliloquy

Royal Dutch Carillon Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Klokkenspel-Vereniging) (Email)

Stichting Martini-Beiaard Groningen (Email)

Listings and bibliographies

The World Carillon Federation has compiled a world list of sheet music for carillon available from a number of different publishers. Some titles are available for free download – look for the titles with the PDF icon.

John Widmann's Hymn Tune Databases are comprehensive databases of hymn tunes that exist in published carillon music, along with suggested hymn tunes for each Sunday of the three liturgical years in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Tiffany Ng and Emmet Lewis's International Bibliography of Carillon Music by Women, Transgender, and Nonbinary Composers is a continually updated resource. The introduction to this bibliography was published in volume 70 of the GCNA Bulletin.

Tiffany Ng's Annotated Bibliography of African American Carillon Music was originally published in volume 68 of the GCNA Bulletin and is a continually updated resource.

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