Global Rings
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Over 40 new carillon works that diversify the repertoire and welcome new audiences. Includes tips on Elegant Playing Technique; Composing, Arranging, and Improvising for the Carillon; program notes; and composer biographies. A University of Michigan (U-M) Carillon Studio DEI initiative with Visiting Carillonist Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, Global Rings features folk tunes, stories, and issues from around the world. This collaborative collection includes First People tunes; African American spirituals; songs of protest and agency from the Holocaust, Hong Kong, and India; pieces about climate crises from the water shortage in South Africa to the earthquake in Jamaica; works that denounce oppressive governments, trafficking and violence against women in Venezuela and India; works that celebrate nature, birds, and animals; a bluegrass song and a piano rag; Ladino songs from displaced Sephardic Jews; a musical story that breaks through stereotypes and burnout, another about a lonely whale; jaunty rhythms and close harmonies of Bulgarian choral music; and new compositions about global luminaries Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and Toni Morrison.

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