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Carillon Notes – September 2021

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 Carillon Tune

Carillon Notes for September 2021 Jewish High Holidays Melody Tune name: Yamim Noraim Ma’ariv Bar’chu (Call to Worship for the Evening of the Days of Awe) This year, Rosh Hashana, the holiday that celebrates the… Read More

Carillon Notes – February 2021

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 Carillon Tune

Tune name: His Eye is on the Sparrow Occasion: Commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., Black History Month and Black Legacy Month In 1905, Civilla D. Martin and her husband, the Rev.… Read More

An ink pen drawing of a sparrow

Carillon Notes – October 2020

Monday, October 19th, 2020 Carillon Tune

Tune name: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”) Occasion: Reformation Sunday Some scholars believe that October 31st was the day in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses… Read More

A rendition of Martin Luther, sitting among family in 1875

Carillon Notes – September 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 Carillon Tune

In Hebrew, reads: Refuah Shleima(essentially, get well soon).      Tune name: Mi Shebeirach “Mi shebeirach” is Hebrew for “the One who blessed,” and it is a prayer that asks the One who blessed our… Read More

Hebrew text reads "Get Well Soon"

Carillon Notes – April 2020

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Carillon Tune

Carillon Notes for April 2020 Tune name: Finlandia Though the Tufts campus is mostly closed and most of us have been told to do our work from home, life goes on at Goddard Chapel.  In… Read More

Carillon Notes for March 2020

Friday, March 6th, 2020 Announcements Carillon Tune

Carillon Notes for March 2020 Tune name: Jerusalem (“And did those feet in ancient time”) Before winter break, Liam Cronan, A20, asked me if we might sing the hymn “Jerusalem” in Protestant Evening Worship during… Read More

Carillon Notes for December 2019

Monday, December 9th, 2019 Carillon Tune

O Come, All Ye Faithful Tune name: Adeste Fideles According to The New Oxford Book of Carols, “The genesis of this universally loved Christmas hymn is shrouded in obscurity.” This delights my musicologist side because… Read More