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n behalf of the College of Arts and Letters and the department of music, welcome to the Jane A. Meyer 10th Anniversary Carillon Series! What an extraordinary time the past 10 years have been for the Missouri State University campus, with the iconic symbol for the University, the Jane A. Meyer Carillon, leading the way. To me, this exceptional instrument is a symbol of hope and joy. The enduring presence of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon symbolizes that Missouri State University is a place where dreams can begin and come to fruition for faculty, students, alumni and friends of the University. Even though most of the success of the carillon series is due to the love, respect and dedication that many people have for Ken Meyer, and his late wife, Jane, there are numerous others deserving acknowledgement. First, the performing artists — without them the series could not have succeeded. (See page 23 for the list of artists, four of whom are repeat performers, who have participated since the 2002 dedication.) Additionally, it is my pleasure to thank the following individuals for their valuable contributions to this series: Neosha Mackey, dean of library services; Marie Murphree, director of development; Barb Jones, director of special events for the College of Arts and Letters; Randy Stewart of KSMU (carillon series announcer); Andrew Lokie, instruction and special projects coordinator for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning; Bob Gerken and Adam Beck of classroom instructional technologies; Dean Carey Adams and the College of Arts and Letters; Julie Combs, head of the department of music; Mollie Molnar, John Prescott and Dianne Strickland, former heads of the department of music; Karen Horny, dean emeritus of library services; and the faithful members of the Meth-O-Tarian Bridge Club. Without the support, input, expertise, willingness and efficient help of these individuals, this series would not have been possible or enjoyed the success it has experienced. Thank you for your interest in the Jane A. Meyer 10th Anniversary Carillon Series. I look forward to seeing you at these performances.

Roger Stoner, associate dean College of Arts and Letters


The Jane A. Meyer Carillon The Jane A. Meyer Carillon was dedicated on April 13, 2002, and is located at the southeast corner of the Duane G. Meyer Library. Ken and Jane Meyer, longtime friends of the University and supporters of the arts, donated the funds to the University for the purchase of 48 bronze bells and for the construction of the 2.5 million-pound, 140-foot tall structure ­— the tallest carillon in the Midwest. Jane was an organ student of the department of music and had a lifelong love of the arts. It is most fitting that the carillon, which serves as an icon of the University, is named after her. The Jane A. Meyer Carillon’s bronze bells, cast-iron clappers and keyboard were purchased from and installed by Royal Eijsbouts, a prestigious bell foundry in the Netherlands. The total weight of the 48 bells is 32,000 pounds, with the largest bell weighing 5,894 pounds, or nearly three tons. According to the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, the Jane A. Meyer Carillon is one of approximately 180 carillons in North America and is the larger of the two carillons in Missouri. The Jane A. Meyer Carillon plays the standard Westminster chime sequence every 15 minutes, with the first of the hourly bells marking the exact start of each hour. In addition to the Summer Concert Series, the department of music coordinates and presents special carillon concerts during the academic year. The World’s Largest Instrument: Often referred to as the “world’s largest instrument,” carillons range from 23 to 77 bells. They are played using a manual keyboard located in the playing cabin below or aside the bells. The keyboard is made up of baton-shaped keys—wooden levers with rounded ends—and pedal keys. Carillonists (Carillonneurs) play the baton keys with gentle strikes of a closed fist and playing the pedal keys with their feet, controlling intensity and volume by the force applied to each key. The bells do not move but are fixed to beams in the tower. The pressing of the keys and pedals releases the bell’s clapper, which strikes the bell to produce the sound. On smaller bells, return springs are attached to the clapper to ensure that it recoils quickly enough so that it doesn’t deaden the bell’s sound due to a prolonged impact.



The evolution of contemporary carillons occurred primarily in the Netherlands, Belgium and other areas of lowland Europe, where foundries instituted a renaissance for the instrument in the 16th and 17th centuries. By the time of the French Revolution, the carillon had largely fallen out of favor, but developments in Belgium, England and the United States renewed interest in carillons in the 20th century. For additional information, visit: or



Meet the Artist: Please meet and greet the performing artist on the front steps of the Duane G. Meyer Library immediately following the performance. The artist welcomes the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions. Carillon Tours: If you are interested in a tour of the carillon playing cabin, please meet at the base of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Tower five minutes after the conclusion of the performance. Jeremy Chesman, University carillonist, will coordinate the tours, which will last about 20 minutes. There are approximately 100 steps, with landings every two flights; if you are unable to ascend the tower, contact Jeremy to arrange a tour of the Ellis Hall practice keyboard, which is virtually identical to the Jane A. Meyer Carillon performance keyboard. Weather: In the event of inclement weather or weather uncomfortable to your health, the Duane G. Meyer Library Auditorium is available for your viewing and listening enjoyment. In the event the concert series does not have an announcer, a single bell will toll the numbers; e.g. the performer will ring two bells before the second selection, three before the third and so forth. Endowment Information: The Jane A. Meyer Carillon Endowment Fund at the Missouri State University Foundation helps fund the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Concert Series and the carillon program. Please consider a gift to help support this series. For more information, contact Marie Murphree at 417-836-6740 or





Karel Keldermans Springfield, Illinois

A rededication of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Second Suite for Carillon The Music Box Finale Midnight Springfield Springfield Counterpoints Skip to My Lou

Karel Keldermans John Knox American Folksong

Prelude Opus 3. no 2

Serge Rachmaninoff (arr. K. Keldermans)

The Liberty Bell March

John Philip Sousa (arr. K. Keldermans)

Seven Variations

Franz Schubert

Flamenco (from Serenade No. 2 for Carillon)

Ronald Barnes

Good Night Ladies variations for Carillon


Hilton Rufty

Karel Keldermans


Karel Keldermans, one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America, performs as the first guest carillonneur during the 10th Anniversary of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Concert Series. For more than 30 years, Keldermans has served as the full-time carillonneur for the Springfield, Ill., Park District, where he is the director of the International Carillon Festival. He has composed a dozen original works for carillon, arranged numerous pieces for the instrument and released six solo carillon CDs. He recorded a duet CD with Belgian guitarist Wim Brioen. Keldermans is past president of the Guild of Carillonneurs Board of Directors, North America. In 1998, he and his wife, Linda, were honored with the Berkeley Medal for “Distinguished Service to the Carillon.” They are co-authors of Carillon: The evolution of a concert instrument, which received critical acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad. Karel and Linda are the former owners/publishers of American Carillon Music Editions (ACME), the largest publishing house of carillon music in the world. Keldermans studied with Piet van den Broek at the Royal Carillon School, in Mechelen, Belgium, from which he was graduated “with Great Distinction.” He studied independently at the Dutch Carillon School, in Amersfoort with Peter Bakker. Keldermans holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in Carillon Performance and Campanology.



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Sharon Hettinger Lawrence, Kansas

American Folk Tunes Capriccio 3

Ronald Barnes (1927-1997)

From A Carillon Book for the Liturgical Roy Hamlin Johnson (b. 1929) Year: Lent Aberstwyth – tune composed by Joseph Parry, 1879 Heinlein – tune composed by M. H., in Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch, 1676 Spires – tune located in J. Klug’s Geistliche Lieder, 1543 Two Pieces for Carillon, op. 42 Theme & Variations The Setting of the Summer Sun

Roger M. Goetz (b. 1940)

Three Hymn Tunes arr. Peter Paul Olejar (b. 1937) Heavenly Armour – by William Walker Idumea – by Ananias Davidson [Davisson] A Swinging Suite A Sweet Soft Samba Irish Air Triumphant March

Geert D’hollander (b. 1968)

Home on the Range

arr. Albert Gerken (b.1938)

Southern Triptych

G. D’hollander

Evening Meditation Toccata for Carillon

10 H

A. Gerken


Sharon Hettinger is director of music and organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo. She has performed recitals throughout the Midwest, including the International Carillon Festival in Springfield, Ill. Hettinger is a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) and active in the American Guild of Organists (AGO) for both Kansas City and Topeka AGO chapters. She is the author of American Organ Music of the Twentieth Century: An Annotated Bibliography of Composers. She also wrote a chapter in a forthcoming textbook on 20th Century composers for the organ. Hettinger writes reviews for the organ journal Diapason and composes Psalm settings for her choirs to sing. A native of Niles, Mich., Hettinger received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Kansas. Her Bachelor of Music degree is from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J. She began carillon study under the tutelage of world-renown carillonneur Albert Gerken, at the University of Kansas, where she continues to play. Recent coaching is with Karel Keldermans in Springfield, Ill.

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Jonathan Casady Gainesville, Florida

You’re a Grand Old Flag Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin (1898 –1937) arr. G. Bodden

The Best of Times Wondrous Love

George Hearn (b. 1934) The Southern Harmony (ca. 1835) arr. M. Myhre

Land of Rest

American folk melody arr. R. Barnes

The Entertainer Suite in Popular Style I. Ragtime Bells II. Ballad III. Blues for Bells IV. The Winners

Scott Joplin (1867 – 1917) arr. A. Abbenes John Courter (1941– 2010)

Paraphrase on “Down Ampney” (for Pentecost) Stars and Stripes Forever

12 H

Milford Myhre (b. 1931)

John Philip Sousa (1854 – 1932) arr. L. ’t Hart


Jonathan Casady returns to his alma mater, where he graduated in 2010 with a degree in organ performance. Casady is a graduate assistant in the carillon department at the University of Florida, where he is pursuing a Master of Music degree in sacred music. Casady is also the organ scholar at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville, where in addition to service playing, he accompanies and conducts the Royal School of Church Music in America affiliated choir. He also works with the children choristers and hand-bell choir. Casady studied organ and carillon with Jeremy Chesman and currently studies with Laura Ellis.

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Helen Hofmeister Hawley Grand Rapids, Michigan

235 Years of Independence Music from Appalachia Rise and Shine, Brothers Land Beyond the Clouds Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree 19th Century Music Simple Gifts Tenting on the Old Camp Ground When Johnny Comes Marching Home America the Beautiful Chessie ‘round the Mountain On the San Antonio River

Ronald Barnes (1927– 1997)

Milford Myhre (b. 1931) Shaker Hymn Walter Kittredge Louis Lambert Samuel A. Ward Roy Hamlin Johnson (b. 1929) Robert Byrnes (1949 – 2004)

Music of Stephen Foster Milford Myhre I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair Beautiful Dreamer Music from Kansas Toccata Somewhere Over the Rainbow 18 Variations on A Familiar Theme

14 H

Albert Gerken (b. 1938)

Harold Arlen (1905 – 1986)


Helen Hofmeister Hawley is the minister of music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she directs the 83-voice adult choir, high school, middle school and children’s choirs, string and wind ensembles and is the principal organist. She is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, of which she serves on the Grand Rapids Chapter executive board, and she holds membership in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Hawley has performed recitals in more than a dozen states in the U.S., as well as in Europe, Belgium and the Netherlands. She holds both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance from the University of Kansas. She received the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship to perform post-graduate study in Cologne, Germany. She received carillon instruction at the University of Kansas as a student of Albert Gerken. 

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Laura Ellis Gainesville, Florida

Sounds of the Big Bands Hits of The Glenn Miller Orchestra My favorite performers and their ‘signature’ song Helen O’Connell Doris Day The Mills Brothers Rosemary Clooney The influence of Billie Holiday My favorite songs from the 1930s Hits from Artie Shaw and His Orchestra My favorite songs from the 1940s … with a British influence “My” signature song Hits of The Duke Ellington Orchestra

16 H


Laura Ellis is an associate professor in the School of Music at the University of Florida, where she teaches sacred music courses and applied lessons in undergraduate and graduate organ, harpsichord and carillon. In addition to her carillon performances on the University of Florida campus, Ellis has played carillon recitals throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. A member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Ellis serves on the organization’s board of directors. She also is active in the American Guild of Organists. Ellis is a graduate of Luther College and holds a Master of Music degree in church music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Kansas. While in residence at the University of Kansas, she studied carillon with Albert Gerken. Prior to her Florida appointment, Ellis served as professor of music at McMurry University and held the position of parish organist at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas. Ellis began her teaching career at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark.

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Janet Tebbel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reconciliation and Remembering 9/11 Cortege, Op. 6

John Gouwens (b. 1962)

American Folk Songs of Longing Shenandoah Little Dove (from American Folksongs I) Nobody Know the Trouble I’ve Seen The Bells

arr. M. Myhre arr. Gary White arr. C. G. B. Garrett William Byrd (1540 –1623) arr. P. Price

Americana: Yankee Doodle Bluegrass Bells (Dooley and Home Sweet Home) Summertime Variations on a Blues Theme The Entertainer In Memoriam - September 11, 2001 Precious Lord Finlandia Amazing Grace Ashokan Farewell Lament and Alleluia

18 H

traditional, arr. L. ‘t Hart arr. M. Cooke George Gershwin (1898 –1937) arr. P. van den Broek Peter Bremer (b. 1956 ) Scott Joplin (1868 –1917) arr. A. Abbenes John Courter (1940 – 2010) Thomas Dorsey (1899 –1993) arr. J. Courter Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1967) arr. Don Cook arr. M. Myhre arr. J. Courter Alice Gomez (b. 1960 )


Janet Tebbel is carillonneur for the First United Methodist Church of Germantown and the Miraculous Medal Shrine, two carillons in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia. She has played recitals throughout North America and Europe and has been a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America for more than three decades, holding various leadership positions. Tebbel began her carillon studies with R. Hudson Ladd at the University of Michigan and continued to play at the University of Rochester, New York, while earning a master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music. With a grant from the BelgianAmerican Educational Foundation, she spent a year at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, studying with Piet van den Broek, and earned a final diploma from the school. Tebbel is a music educator with a focus on early childhood and elementary students.

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Jeremy Chesman Missouri State University

Patriotic Music Festival The Liberty Bell March

John Philip Sousa (1854 –1932) arr. K. Keldermans

Let Freedom Ring arr. L. Cobb America the Beautiful Samuel Augustus Ward (1847– 1903) This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie (1912 –1967) The Star-Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith (1750 –1836) My Country, ‘Tis of Thee March on Washington! (Marches of the Revolution) Washington March No. 1 Washington March No. 2 Washington March No. 3 The President’s March

Anonymous arr. M. Myhre

Songs of the American Frontier Columbia, Gem of the Ocean Keller’s American Hymn Battle Hymn of the Republic

David T. Shaw/ arr. L. ‘t Hart Matthias Keller/ arr. L. ‘t Hart Anonymous/ arr. L. ‘t Hart

Rally the Troops When Johnny Comes Marching Home Louis Lambert (1829 –1892) arr. M. Myhre Over There

George M. Cohan (1878–1942) arr. R. Lodine

Tenting on the Old Campground Medley of Anthems of the U.S. Military

20 H

Walter Kittredge (1834 –1905) arr. M. Myhre arr. J. Chesman


Jeremy Chesman’s performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11. Chesman currently serves as University carillonist and associate professor of music at Missouri State University. Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.

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Jeremy Chesman Missouri State University

Halloween Homecoming Toccata and Fugue in d minor

J.S. Bach (1685 –1750) arr. J. Chesman

The Haunted Belfry

Geoffrey Cook (b. 1948)

March of a Marionette

Charles Gounod (1818–1893 arr. K. Keldermans

Gregorian Triptych John Courter (1942 – 2010) I. Requiem aeternam II. Dies irae (Totentanz) III. In paradisum Witch’s Wake

Lyn Fuller (b. 1946)


Allan Ontko (b. 1947)

Entrance of the Gladiators

Julius Fucik (1872 –1916) arr. C. Van Ulft

Selections from the musical “Wicked!” No One Mourns the Wicked Popular For Good Defying Gravity Halloween Suite I. Midnight II. A Flight of Owls III. Black Cat Serenade IV. Witches Waltz

22 H

Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948) arr. J. Chesman

Laura Hewitt Whipple (1920–2005)


Performing artists since the 2002 dedication of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon 2002


Jeremy Chesman* Karel Keldermans Eddy Marier Tin-Shi Tam Carlo Van Ulft

Jeremy Chesman* Jeff Davis Sara Elias Janet Tebbel

2003 Elizabeth Berghout Jeremy Chesman* Ana Elias Sara Elias Helen Hawley Judson Maynard

2004 Jeremy Chesman* Anne Rothfarb Erik Vandevoort Julianne Vanden Wyngaard


2008 Jeremy Chesman* Lee Cobb Sara Elias Thomas Lee Andrea McCrady

2009 Jeremy Chesman* Ellen Dickenson Jon Lehrer Carol Anne Taylor Carlo Van Ulft


Jeremy Chesman* Todd Fair Malgosia Fiebig Suzanne Magassy Gert Oldenbeuving

Sue Bergen Jonathan Casady Jeremy Chesman* Dennis Curry Malgosia Fiebig George Gregory


Student recitalists

Jeremy Chesman* John Courter Linda Dzuris Peter Langberg Kimberly Schafer

Jonathan Casady Sara Elias Loretta Sampson Nicholas Urva

*MSU Carillonist


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Carillon Concert 2011 Program  

Concert program for the Carillon 2011 Concert Series