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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Carillon \Car"il*lon\, n. [F. carillon a chime of bells, originally consisting of four bells, as if fr.. (assumed) L. quadrilio, fr. quatuer four.]
(Mus.) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.
A tune adapted to be played by musical bells. [1913 Webster] ||
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1775, from French carillon, which, according to French sources, is from Old French carignon "set of four bells," an alteration of quarregon, from Vulgar Latin *quadrinionem, from Latin quaternionem "set of four," from quater "four times," from PIE *kwetrus, from root *kwetwer- "four" (see four).
n. 1 A set of bells, often in a bell tower, sometimes operated by means of a keyboard (manual or pedal), originating from the Low Countries. 2 A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
A carillon ( or ; ) is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a church or municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. A traditional manual carillon is played by striking a keyboard – the stick-like keys of which are called batons – with the fists, and by pressing the keys of a pedal keyboard with the feet. The keys mechanically activate levers and wires that connect to metal clappers that strike the inside of the bells, allowing the performer on the bells, or carillonneur/carillonist to vary the intensity of the note according to the force applied to the key.
Although unusual, real carillons have occasionally been fitted to theatre organs (instead of the metal bars or chimes more often used in simulation), such as the Christie organ installed at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, in London. A carillon-like instrument with fewer than 23 bells is called a chime.
The carillon is the second heaviest of all extant musical instruments, only ranking behind the largest pipe organs. The heaviest carillon in the world (at Riverside Church in New York City) weighs over 100 tons, whereas the Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia weighs 287 tons.
Carillon is a former provincial electoral division in Manitoba, Canada.
It was established for the 1886 provincial election, and eliminated with the 1969 election. The constituency was predominantly francophone. Albert Prefontaine and his son Edmond represented Carillon for almost all of the period between 1903 and 1962, serving with a variety of parties.
”Carillon” is a recitation with orchestral accompaniment written by the English composer Edward Elgar as his Op. 75, in 1914. The words are by the Belgian poet Émile Cammaerts'''.
It was first performed in the Queen's Hall, London, on 7 December 1914, with the recitation by Cammaerts' wife Tita Brand, and the orchestra conducted by the composer.
The work was performed in January 1915 at the London Coliseum with Henry Ainley, and at Harrogate on 28 August 1915, with the soprano the Hon. Mrs. Julian Clifford and a military band. The band arrangement was by Percy Fletcher.
On 15 August 1918, Carillon and Le drapeau belge were performed with success at a popular concert in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, with the recitations by the Belgian dramatic artist Carlo Liten.
A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least 23 cast bronze cup-shaped bells.
Carillon may also refer to:
The carillon in Drachten was designed by architect Gunnar Daan and was built in 1996.
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Usage examples of "carillon".
The door had been burst open, and as I entered and looked up the stairwell that led to the clocktower and carillon, I noted a diffuse and flickering greenish light descending from the highest level.
He showed them the little monastery of Loretto, long monkless, with its honeyed carillon of bells and its blinding treasury.
As the carillon of the Campanile finished ringing out the hour, she picked up her notebook and hurried down the hall.
And just then, out there, like Hounds let loose, the church bells of America all begin to toll, peculiarly lucid in the fog, a dense Carillon, tun'd so exotically, they might be playing anything, Methodist hymns, Opera-hall Airs, jigs and gigues, work songs of sailors, Italian serenades, British Ballads, American Marches.
They had driven a hundred and ninety miles from Bruges, more or less, in under three hours and they were welcomed by the carillons ringing out eleven o'clock.
Stephen's rang solemnly joyful carillons out across the sunlit roofs of the city.
The Carillon Motel stationery featured, for no discernible architectural reason, a medieval bell tower.
Like a carillon of crystal bells, their chimings and tinklings rang outso infinitely sweet and clear and plaintive that it was both a pain and a pleasure to hear.
Like a carillon of crystal bells, their chimings and tinklings rang out—so infinitely sweet and clear and plaintive that it was both a pain and a pleasure to hear.
A carillon of three bronze bells, all large but of different sizes, hung from the ceiling in the center of this lofty space.
The cathedral's carillons proclaimed the fifteenth hour as I knocked at the door of the Hall of Lost Sounds, and for a moment I feared that, in their din, my own would go unheard.
There was a noise of carillons and thunderbolts, a buffeting wind, blinding flashes of light that penetrated my closed lids, smells of ordure and ozone and doping perfume.
There was a noise of carillons and thunderbolts, a buffeting wind, blinding flashes of light that penetrated my dosed lids, smells of ordure and ozone and doping perfume.
I remember a white horse that had bells on its harness, and the bells were playing Christmas carols, like the carillon in Carfax Tower.
He was, in fact, prepared to tell anyone in Haven who didn't like his new carillon that they could take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut.