The Alloway Chimes

A guide to the the bells and the tunes played.

Concerts & Special Days

 

The Alloway Chime marks some special days and seasons with an appropriate tune, or concert played at noon.

Day/ Date Melody
March 17, St Patrick’s day

Londonderry Air (O Danny Boy) Traditional Irish song 18th century

March 22, World Water Day

Listen to the World Water Day Concert, March 22, 2022

  • Return to rest, my soul. Composed and performed by TWU student, Robbie Down. 2022
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head (Burt Bacharach (1928 -) / Hal David (1921-2012)
  • Ellacombe (#3) (Composer unknown; Ca 18th C. Arranged and performed by TWU student, Chloe Thiessen)
  • In dreams; from The Lord of the Rings movie. (Howard Shore, 1946- . Arranged and performed  by TWU student, Danica Steenkamp)
  • A Murmuration (For Erica Grimm) (Composed and performed by TWU student, Chloe Thiessen)
  • On the beautiful, blue Danube, Op.  314; AKA Blue Danube waltz (Johann Strauss II 1825-1899)
  • Modal Change in A (sequenced and performed by TWU student, James Tseung)
March 25, Norma Alloway’s Birthday (1922)

Happy birthday to you. (Listen) Attributed to Patty and Mildred J. Hill.  Ca 1893 . Arranged and performed by Danica Steenkamp. TWU Alumna

Holy Week/Easter

Concert includes:

  • Return to rest, my soul. Composed and performed by TWU student Robbie Down
  • Amazing Grace (New Britain.) Traditional.  19th Century.
  • Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, the little children sang (Ellacombe.) Composer unknown. Ca 18th C. Arranged and performed by Chloe Thiessen TWU.
  • Abide with me (Eventide). William Henry Monk.  (1823-1889)
  • Modal change in A.  Sequenced/composed and performed by TWU student James Tseung March 2022
  • Finlandia, Op. 26, aka We rest on Thee Jean Sibelius (1865-1920 Arranged and performed by Danica Steenkamp
  • The Holy City.  Michael Maybrick alias Stephen Adams.  (1841 – 1913)
  • Trumpet Voluntary.  J. Stanley.  (1712-1786)
  • A Murmuration (For Erica Grimm).  Composed and performed by Chloe Thiessen TWU
  • Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, "Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate" from Nabucco.  Giuseppe Verdi.  1813-1901
  • Afterward.  Composed and performed by James Tseung, 2022
  • When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham).   Edward Miller, 1735-1807.  Arranged and performed by James Tseung 2022
July 1 Canada Day

O Canada. Calixa Lavallée 1842-1891 Arranged and performed by Danica Steenkamp TWU Alumna

Oct 31, Reformation Day

A Mighty Fortress is our God (Ein feste Burg) Martin Luther  (1483-1546)

Remembrance Day, November 11 at 10:59 and 11:02AM
  • Abide with me (Eventide) William Henry Monk. 1823-1889

  • O Canada. Calixa Lavallée 1842-1891 Arranged and performed by Danica Steenkamp TWU Alumna
   
During the Advent and Christmas seasons, seasonal tunes are played 3 times a day and a special noon hour concert (listen here) )rings out daily during the month of December..
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

10:55 AM

Dec. 1-22

Wachet auf (Bach “Sleepers awake) Deck the halls

Adeste fideles  (O come all ye faithful

Joy to the world Mary’s boy child Greensleeves (What child is this?) Jingle bells

10:55 AM

Dec. 1-22

O Little town of Bethlehem Silent night Joy to the world What child is this? (Greensleeves) Mary's boy child Away in a manger Hark the herald angels sing
2:55PM Little drummer boy Greensleeves (What child is this?) Deck the halls Silent night Jingle bells Hark the herald angels sing Wachet auf (Bach “Sleepers awake)
5:55PM Adeste fideles (O come all ye faithful) Mary’s boy child O Little town of Bethlehem Away in a manger. Joy to the world Silent night Little drummer boy

 

Daily at 12:01PM

  • Jingle bells James Lord Pierpont 1822-1893
  • Deck the Halls  Traditional Welsh Carol ca 18th century
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis) Lewis Redner. 1831-1908
  • Adestes fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) Composer unknown ca 1744
  • Mary's Boy Child Jester Hairston. 1901-2000
  • Away in a manger (Mueller) James Ramsey Murray 1841-1905
  • Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber 1787-1863
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Adapted by William Hayman Cummings from Vaterland, in deinen Gauen by Felix Mendelssohn. 1840
  • Joy to the world (Antioch) George Frideric Handel, arranged by Lowell Mason 

As people gather for the Baccalaureate Service and the Graduation Ceremony, the Alloway Chime rings out a concert of celebration which includes works created by current and past TWU students

  • O Canada Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891). Arranged and performed by Danica Steenkamp, TWU alumna
  • A Murmuration (For Erica Grimm) Composed and performed by Chloe Thiessen, TWU alumna
  • Amazing Grace (New Britain) Traditional British, 19th century
  • Air on the G String. From Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750.) Arranged by August Wilhelmj (1845-1908)
  • In dreams (from The Lord of the Rings movie) Howard Shore (1946- ) Arranged and performed by Danica Steenkamp, TWU alumna
  • Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 (MidsommarvakaHugo Alfvén (1872-1960)
  • Trumpet Tune in C major, ZT 697. Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham.) Edward Miller (1735-1807.) Arranged and performed by James Tseung, TWU alumnus
  • Edelweiss Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
  • Modal change in AComposed and performed by James Tseung, TWU alumni
  • Melody in F, Op. 3 no.1.  Anton Rubinstein (1829-1884)
  • Londonderry Air (O Danny boy)  Traditional Irish song.  Ca. 18th century
  • Ellacombe &  Ellacombe 2 (I sing the mighty power of God)  Composer unknown;   Ca. 18th century Arranged and performed by Chloe Thiessen, TWU alumna
  • Minuet: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, third movement K. 525 W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Au claire de la lune French Folk Song 18th C.
  • Return to rest, my soul.  Composed and performed by Robbie Down, TWU 2023
  • There will be…  Unknown
  • Afterward  Composed and performed by James Tseung, TWU alumnus
  • Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1 In D . Op. 39 (Land of Hope and Glory) Edward Elgar (1857-1934)