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Carillon Society of Australia

What is a carillon?

A carillon is defined as a musical instrument consisting of at least two chromatic octaves of carillon bells, arranged in a chromatic series and played from a keyboard permitting control of nuance through variation of touch.

The Carillons

The three carillons played by Society members are:
War Memorial Carillon, Sydney War Memorial Carillon at the University of Sydney, Australia,
established 1928
War Memorial Carillon, Wellington National War Memorial Carillon in Wellington, New Zealand,
established 1932
National Carillon Canberra National Carillon in Canberra, Australia,
established 1970


It is with great delight that a new work by American Composer Dr. Emma Lou Diemer is announced. It is being premiered in Australia on March 8, 2010 - International Women's Day. This work was commissioned by Assistant University Carillonist June Catchpoole for Lyn Fuller to premiere at the National Carillon Canberra. Called Canberra Bells, it was composed to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the National Carillon Canberra, Australia 2010. Canberra Bells shall continued to be performed throughout the 40th year of this instrument.

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