Carillon players (was: York Minster Carillon)

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at
Sun Apr 6 17:55:32 BST 2008

At 19:34 +0800 08/04/06, Richard Offen wrote:
>I'm delighted to see that the player of this new instrument is being 
>referred to as a 'carilloneur' and not that dreadful modernism the 

A brief discussion of the origin and etymology of the commonest words 
for people who play the carillon can be found here:
It covers both the dreadful Frenchification "carillonneur" as well as 
the excellently English "carillonist".

If you're also interested in pronunciation, or curious about 
mis-spellings, especially as matters of bell-related history 
[on-topic!], you might visit this page:

Cordially yours,

Carl Scott Zimmerman, carillonist and campanologist
Webmaster for, and Carillonneur Member of,
   The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America
(also a member of the Board of Directors of the GCNA)


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