Music: The Campanologists

In Mariemont, Ohio one day last week, Mayor E. Boyd Jordan mounted the 100-ft. tower of the town carillon and entered the tiny clavier room. He loosened his collar and tie, rolled up his sleeves. He rubbed his arms and hands with alcohol, fastened leather guards over his hands, sat down at the keyboard and started pummeling its projecting levers, stamping on its pedals. Above him in the belfry, 23 tuned bells chimed out a program of folk tunes, hymns, a classical number or two. The annual congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America was in town, and Host...

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