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Published carillon recordings

(currently available for purchase)

The list below includes published carillon recordings available for purchase, representing not only North American carillons and carillonneurs but also some from overseas. The World Carillon Federation also provides carillon discographies. If you know of other recordings currently available for purchase, please let us know at

AA Volume 4 (CD available at the AA store)
An artist edition LP package containing a notated transcription of Ansel Adams typing an unknown letter, an essay, typewriter art, and varied creative realizations of the score, including two by Tiffany Ng on the Charles Baird Carillon at the University of Michigan called "Carillon Typing (Outside and Inside)."
A Carillon Holiday: Bok Tower Gardens (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)
Twelve of the tracks are classic Christmas tunes beautifully realized by world famous carillonneur Geert D'hollander while five tracks are soothing vocals performed by the Harrison Women's Choir.
A Carillon Recital at Bok Tower Gardens (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)
Recorded by Milford Myhre, includes folksongs and seasonal music. Blow Away The Morning Dew, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head appear on this CD.
A Spiritual Message from the Singing Tower (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)
'A Spiritual Message from the Singing Tower' recorded by Anton Brees features seventeen hymns played on the Carillon. Onward Christian Soldiers, O Sanctissima and Angels We Have Heard on High appear on this CD.
Carillon Compositions of Roy Hamlin Johnson (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)
Played and recorded by Milford Myhre, Carillonneur, on the Taylor Carillon in the Bok Singing Tower. Seasonal music included on this CD are; Advent Hymns, Epiphany Hymns, Easter Hymn and other selections. Music selections include; "O come, O Come Emmanuel", "We Three Kings of Orient Are", and "Songs of Thankfulness and Praise."
Chapter 2 (CD available at Bells 2 Go)
Featuring the music of Charlie St.Cyr-Paul on carillon with drums, percussion, and vocals
"Chime in, Canada!"/"A vos cloches, Canada!" (CD available at the Parliament of Canada Boutique)
To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the Peace Tower's 90th anniversary in 2017, the House of Commons hosted a nationwide carillon composition competition, which included both an "Open" and "Youth" category. The winning compositions are included in this musical celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial, as are performances by the five Dominion Carillonneurs as well as several guest artists.
Christmas Carillon from Bok Tower Gardens (CD available at the Bok Tower Gardens gift shop)
Recorded by Milford Myhre, features twenty one carols from around the world. Silent Night, Deck the Halls, and O Little Town of Bethlehem, appear on this CD.
Joyful Noise: The Kibbey Carillon of Washington National Cathedral (CD) [Washington National Cathedral SKU: MS-940485]
Dr. Edward M. Nassor, Cathedral Carillonneur. The CD is available from the Cathedral's Museum Store. Also available on Amazon Music.
Jubilant Bells: Carillon Music of Alice Gomez (CD available at Raven Recordings)
Laura Ellis plays carillon music composed by Alice Gomez (b. 1960), a native of San Antonio, Texas, and composer of symphonic music, chamber music, instrumental, and choral collections in classical, Latin American, and symphonic pop styles. Laura Ellis, professor of organ, carillon, harpsichord and associate director of the School of Music at the University of Florida, Gainesville, recorded the album on the 48-bell Petit and Fritsen carillon at Central Christian Church, San Antonio. The album contains four suites of two or three pieces and 12 other works in 23 tracks of 71 minutes duration.
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 1 (CD available on Amazon)
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 2: Christmas (CD)
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 3: A Summer's Night (CD)
The Organ and Carillon of Culver, Volume 4: Orchestral Color (CD available on Amazon)
John Gouwens playing the Organ and Carillon of Culver Academies, Culver IN
phat Santa (CD available at Bells 2 Go)
Today's most epic holiday collection. Historic and lit, phat Santa delivers! Featuring Charlie St.Cyr-Paul.
Sanctus: The Gothic Tales (CD available at Bells 2 Go)
The first ever Gothic Rock Band featuring world class musicians and the haunting sounds of the carillon. Featuring Charlie St.Cyr-Paul.

Other carillon recordings

(might not be available for purchase)

The following recordings may no longer be available for purchase. If you know where these recordings can be purchased, please let us know at

A Carillon Christmas (CD)
Daniel Kehoe playing Christmas music on the Foreman Carillon, United Methodist Church, Simsbury, Connecticut
All Hail Blue & Gold (CD) [Berkeley Historical Society 1394497]
Ronald Barnes (one piece), Jeff Davis, David Hunsberger, and John Agraz playing the University of California, Berkeley, carillon
Bells of Christmas (cassette)
Beverly Buchanan on the Belmont University Carillon, Nashville, Tennessee
Bells of Clemson (cassette) [Hudson Recordings HR-00891]
Roland Richter playing the Clemson Memorial Carillon, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
The Bells of Iowa State (CD)
Tin-Shi Tam playing the Stanton Memorial Carillon, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Bells of Luray (cassette)
Charles Chapman, carillonneur, on the Luray Singing Tower, Luray, Virginia
Bells of Riverside (cassette) [Hudson Recordings HR 0087] *
James R. Lawson playing the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon, Riverside Church, New York City
Belmont Bells (cassette) [Belmont University]
Beverly Buchanan on the Belmont University Carillon, Nashville, Tennessee
Carillon: Class of 1892 Bells (CD) [Princeton University]
From the 1993 summer concert series at Princeton University
Carols for Carillon (CD) [Hudson Recordings OOHR 991K] *
Robert Grogan playing the Knight's Tower Carillon, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
Carillon Music (CD) [Erasmus Muziek Producties WVH 094]
Jacques Maassen playing the carillon of Breda, Netherlands
Carillon of the Antwerp Cathedral (CD) [Rene Gailly CD 88 902]
Geert D'hollander
Carillon of the Belfry of Ghent (CD) [Rene Gailly CD 88 901] *
Jos and Geert D'hollander play the carillon of Ghent, Belgium
Carillon of the Sint-Rombouts Cathedral at Malines (CD) [Rene Gailly CD 88 903] *
Jos D'hollander, Carlo van Ulft, Eddy Mariën, Geert D'hollander play the great carillon of Malines (Mechelen), Belgium
Carillon and Guitar (CD)
Eddy Mariën, carillon, and Wim Brioen, guitar
Christmas with Roger Wagner (CD) [DELOS CD 3072]
One verse played by David Christensen on the University of California, Riverside, carillon precedes two cuts on this album
Classics for Carillon (cassette) [Hudson Recordings HR-012]
Robert Grogan on the Knight's Tower Carillon, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
Glockenspielkonzert (CD) [Wergo WER 4012-2]
Hans Uwe Hielscher and Thomas Frank playing the carillon of the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany
Great Masters of the Carillon (CD) [ETHNIC B 6751]
Music of Matthias Vanden Gheyn (1721–1785) played by 6 carillonneurs on the carillons of Douai, France; Bruges, Belgium; and Utrecht, Netherlands
Konnichiwa! Japan (CD) [Tormax CD020]
Jacques Maassen and the Climax Jazz Band; Features the carillon at the Shinji Shumeikai International Center, Misono, Japan
L'Art Du Carillon (CD) [Arion ARN 60349]
Jacques Lannoy, Master Carillonneur of Douai, playing the Douai Carillon, France. Digital re-release of his out-of-print LP
Landscapes (CD) [Rene Gailly CD 88 905]
Aimé Lombaert playing the major third carillon of Deinze, Belgium
Lusitana Musica Vol. II (CD) [EMI 7243 5 55313 2 2]
Arie Abbenes, Todd Fair, Abel Chaves, Francisco Jose Gato play the Carillon of Mafra, Portugal
Metropolitan United Church (CD)
Features Gerald Martindale playing the Metropolitan Church Carillon, Toronto, Ontario. Also features the church's Senior Choir and Silver Band.
O Magnify The Lord (CD) [Gothic G 49048]
Choir, Organ & Carillon of the Crystal Cathedral. Three tracks feature James R. Lawson playing the major third Arvella Schuller Carillon
Summer Sounds at Seven (CD)
Daniel Kehoe, Trinity College Carillonneur, playing the Trinity College carillon, Hartford, Connecticut
The Belfry Bells of Bruges (CD) [Rene Gailly CD 88 904]
Aimé Lombaert playing the carillon of Bruges, Belgium
The Bells of Cobh (CD) (Cobh, Ireland; Leuven, Belgium)
Artists are Adrian Patrick Gebruers, Carillonneur of St Colman's Cathedral in Cobh (Ireland) and Luc Rombouts, University Carillonneur of Leuven (Belgium). Compact Disc, Bar Code 5 060081 041199>, Price $20 plus postage and packing.Available from The Cobh Carillon Committee, St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
The King Frederik IX Carillon (CD) [Helikon HCD 1019]
Peter Langberg playing this carillon in Løgumkloster, Denmark
True Blue (CD) [University of Michigan UMC1001]
Music performed on the Carillons of the University of Michigan
Two-Riffic Carillon Duets (CD) [Hudson Recordings HRM 96]
Beverly Buchanan and Phillip Burgess playing the Wallace Carillon, Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Yes, It Rings a Bell (CD) [MD 3224]
Adrian Tien plays the National Carillon, Canberra, Australia

Other bell recordings

The Altgeld Chimes: Songs for Our Dear Old Illinois [digitally online]
The Altgeld Ringers on the 15-bell Altgeld Chimes, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Cornell Chimes [Cornell University Cassette]
The Cornell Chimesmasters on the 19-bell Cornell Chimes, Ithaca, New York
Church Bells of England [Saydisc CD-SOL 378]
Traditional English change ringing on famous English peals
Glocken in Russland (Bells in Russia) [Christophorus CD 74553]
Liturgical zvon ringing from famous Russian churches and cloisters

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