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Dedication of the Carillon Bells
Dedication of the Carillon Bells
WhenThursday, Apr 5, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomTent on Red Square
Event typesSpecial Events

Join us to celebrate the Carillon Bells, a beautiful and rare addition to campus, generously donated by Dr. Gordon Peek. 


Wesley Arai studied carillon with Jeff Davis at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and statistics, with a minor in music. Originally from Los Angeles, Wesley returned to his hometown to earn a master’s in mathematics from UCLA. During his time as a graduate student, he played the carillon regularly at
UC Santa Barbara.

Wesley passed the advancement examination of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2008. He has toured the continent extensively as a guest
recitalist and is an annual recitalist at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington. He also enjoys arranging music and sometimes performs his own arrangements on the carillon. Wesley currently works as an actuary in Los Angeles and serves as associate carillonist at UC Berkeley.


“The Star-Spangled Banner,” John Stafford Smith (1750–1836) and Francis Scott Key (1779–1843)

“Gaudeamus Igitur” (“So Let Us Rejoice”), Anonymous (18th century)
“Preludio V,” Matthias van den Gheyn (1721–1785), ed. Jeff Davis
“Bist du bei mir” from “Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach,” Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750),
arr. Ronald Barnes

“Spring: 1. Allegro” from “The Four Seasons,” Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), arr. Arie Abbenes
“Barcarolle” (“June”) from “The Seasons,” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), arr. Wesley Arai

“Toccata Lirica” from “A Simple Suite,” Ronald Barnes (1927–1997)
“Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” (“My Heart Opens to Your Voice”) from “Samson and Delilah,”
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), arr. Wesley Arai

Waltz No. 2 from “Suite for Variety Orchestra,” Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), arr.Frank Steijns
“Modal Nocturne,” Geert D’hollander (b. 1965)

“Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

“Bow Down to Washington,” Lester J. Wilson
University of Washington alma mater

Each numbered section will be announced by the tolling of a single bell.

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