[Bell Historians] Carillon players

Alan Ellis alan_ellis at eUWgZo7MnfbiEsxH1FXW3qi6qOXOu8-fBD0ey6cyNB2vs8DPfvip_9DHaPqJLRb9qCpv8grGckXgG9vxx5A.yahoo.invalid
Sun Apr 6 18:35:09 BST 2008

Hello Carl,

Thanks for the two URL's.  Very interesting information, some of which I 
have not considered previously.

There is but one item I find strange.  I was always under the impression 
that in a ringing peal of bells, a great bell was in excess of 2 tons, 
not 4!

Any one care to comment?

Best wishes


Carl S Zimmerman wrote:

> 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
>  >'carillonist'!
> _____
> A brief discussion of the origin and etymology of the commonest words
> for people who play the carillon can be found here:
> http://www.gcna.org/data/Glossary_alpha.html#cplayer 
> <http://www.gcna.org/data/Glossary_alpha.html#cplayer>
> 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:
> http://www.gcna.org/data/carillion.html 
> <http://www.gcna.org/data/carillion.html>
> 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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