Monthly Archives: May 2018

THE MACCORMICKS – AN IONA AND ROSS OF MULL FAMILY: THE NEIL LINE, PART 4. CORNELL SKETCHES PLAYED ON THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY CHIMES


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One of the more ticklish aspects of doing a family history is how one treats one’s own activities.  Well  here I take the plunge and announce that my piece, Cornell Sketches,  was played on the Cornell University Chimes last Friday, May 11, 2018.  The bells and the keyboard  are at the top of the Library Tower as pictured above, a 161 step climb for performer s and visitors.  The Senior Chimesmaster, John Lee,  worked patiently with me as I prepared lead sheets of the seven sections.  Any faults in the outcome are due entirely to my poor grasp of elementary music theory. 

In an earlier article, I gave a history of Cornell Sketches.  Here is the back cover of the CD of my original keyboard setting for your guidance.

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As you will see, the 21 bells do not require 21 lengths of rope but a large keyboard. If you want to see more of the Chimes, just do a  search for Cornell Chimes.

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