Samples

To hear what the carillon sounds like, download these audio samples.

The bluebells of Scotland (Download .wav file, 300 Kb) | Download .mp4 file, 216 Kb) - This introduction to the Cadenza arranged by John Gordon displays the range of the upper bells.

I gave my love a cherry (Download .wav file, 2.5 Mb | Download .mp4 file, 384 Kb) - This sample is from the conclusion of the arrangement by John Gordon. The long sounding bass bells are included. Note there is no damping - once a bell is struck it rings out completely.

Down in the valley (Download .wav file, 2.5 Mb | Download .mp4 file, 384 Kb) - This conclusion to the well-known tune, arranged by John Gordon, uses a wide range of the bells.

These samples come from the CD Organ and Carillon Music from the University of Sydney. A second CD entitled Carillon and Organ features the present University Carillonist, Dr Jill Forrest and the University Organist, Amy Johansen. Both can be ordered from The Chancellor's Committee, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia.