Category Archives: Memorials

International “Bells for Peace” Commemoration of the 1914 Christmas Truce

Today and tomorrow, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, carillons around the world will ring in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914, on the battlefields of the First World War.  The playing of “Silent Night-Stille Nacht” will begin at 19:14 … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Todd Fair

On March 18, 2014, Todd Fair, an excellent and respected musician and long-time GCNA member, died from a subdural hemorrhage after injuring his head during a fall on ice. He died peacefully in his sleep, at home, some time after … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Carl Bangs, 68

To all my GCNA friends, GCNA Carillonneur member Carl Bangs died yesterday, Dec. 10, in Spokane Washington. He had been suffering for years with multiple sclerosis and died of MS complications and pneumonia. Born Feb. 20, 1945, in California, Carl … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Albert Frederick Fahrner Jr., 82

GCNA member Albert Frederick Fahrner Jr. passed away June 20 at age 82. An obituary notice may be viewed here.

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In Memoriam: Judson Maynard, Ph.D., 83

Judson Maynard, longtime carillonneur at Texas Tech University and a one-time board member of the GCNA, has died.  Judson taught organ and theory for over 30 years at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He died Thursday afternoon at Denton Regional Hospital. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Randel Wolfe, DMA, 52

GCNA member Randel Lynn Wolfe of Reading, Pennsylvania, died April 14 at age 52 after a long illness. Randel earned a degree in choral conducting and organ performance at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where he also studied the carillon … Continue reading

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Memorial bells for Boston bombing victims

Memorials for those injured or killed by the explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday will ring from several carillon towers: Chicago, Illinois — Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago: Wylie Crawford will play two memorial recitals today, at noon and 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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