Instrumentalists: The Glorious Carillon

There is no shortage of bequests to provide churches and colleges with a carillon; the trouble is there is seldom enough left over for the salary of the rare musician who can play the big bells. North America at present has 115 carillons and only six fulltime carillon-neurs. All six are members of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America, a society of 60 or so friends and players of the carillon who gather yearly to talk about what's new in bell ringing. Last week at the Washington Cathedral's inaugural recital on its new $250,000, 53-bell carillon, it was...

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