North American Carillon School
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North American Carillon School

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Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn", Mechelen, Belgium
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Carillon Music For Beginners - Prequel
The VERY FIRST etudes for the beginning Carillon student. This volume serves as the Prequel to Carillon Music for Beginners I, II & III. This volume contains elementary etudes for left hand, right hand and pedal separately. In addition you will find very easy materials for the first time playing both hands combined and hands and pedal combined. 

56 pages total

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing:  $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS


Springfield Collection II
Springfield Collection II contains carillon arrangements of 4 concert waltzes: 

1. Juventino Rosas    Over the Waves (Sobre Las Olas) 

2. Iosif Ivanovici Donauwellen (Danube Waves) 

3. Emil Waldteufel   Les Patineurs (The Skater’s Waltz) 

4. Johann Strauss Jr. An der Schönen Blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube) 


54 pages total.

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing:  $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS
Springfield Collection I
Springfield Collection I contains carillon arrangements of: 

Ballet "Giselle" by  Adolphe Adam 
(Pas de Deux, Andante, Galop General)

"Carnaval of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens
 (The Lion, Turtles, Elephant, Coucou, Fossiles, The Swan)

Ballet "Swan Lake" by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky 
(Approach of he Swans, Dance of the Cygnets, Waltz (Conclusion of act I)

46 pages total.

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing:  $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS
Carillon music for Beginners III
Progressive Studies for the beginning Carillon student. To be used together with Carillon Music for Beginners and Carillon Music for Beginners II. This edition contains music of two classical composers, Fernando Sor and Matteo Carcassi. All works help build the student's musical intuition with traditional harmonics and basic musical composition structures. Technically this volume is geared towards most logical and efficient use of pedals in the early stages of the carillon study.

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing:  $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS

Carillon music for Beginners II, Progressive Studies

This book ~40 page book, contains 20 progressive studies which can be used seamlessly with Carillon Music for Beginners. A gradual increase in duration and musical and technical difficulty helps students further their skills with some playful works. 
All 20 works are arrangements by Carlo van Ulft from works by a variety of classical composers. All works are enjoyable to both the students and the audience.

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing:  $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS

DVD - "Meet the Carillon"
This 20 minute DVD covers the history of carillons in the world, from the very beginning of the use of a single bell until the concert carillon in the 21st century. It serves as a great promotional tool for carillon owners and carillonists in the English speaking areas around the world. The script, written by Frank DellaPenna,  is designed to be shown to an audience that has never had exposure to carillons, ergo 99.9% of humanity.

Pricing: $20 plus S & H

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"Arranging for Carillon"

This book serves as guide to the course "Arranging for Carillon" which is a required course for the NACS Performance Diploma. The book will also serve the wider carillon community and aspiring composers interested in writing for the instrument. Besides addressing carillon (bell) specific options, suggestions and hints, the first two chapters briefly identify the current challenges carillonists face with attracting audiences and the relevancy of the carillon within the North American Carillon world.


Size: 6" x 9"


Pricing: $17.50 plus S & H

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"Carillon Music for Beginners"
Easy Works for Hands and Feet combined.
This book contains 28 etudes for the moment that a carillon student starts combining hands and feet for the very first time.
23 etudes are arrangements by Carlo van Ulft from a guitar method by Anton Diabelli (1781-1858), in addition to 5 etudes originally written for carillon by John Gouwens.


Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing: $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS

"Campanology"
A Study of Bells, with an Emphasis on the Carillon
The course book "Campanology" by faculty member John Gouwens, is now available.

This 90-page book is a comprehensive source of information concerning the technical aspects of bells and carillons.

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pricing: $17.50 plus S & H

To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS
"The Marketing and Promotion of the Carillon" Course Book
The course book "The Marketing and Promotion of the Carillon" by faculty member Frank DellaPenna, is now available.

This 45-page book gives ideas and suggestions to carillonists, carillon students and carillon owners, on how to increase and improve the "visibility" of your carillon.

Size: 6" x 9"

Pricing: $12.50 plus S & H


To order, please send an email to American Carillon Music Editions or NACS

We Also Recommend
For an in-depth study and a comprehensive overview of the history of carillons in the world, we highly recommend this book by Luc Rombouts. It is available at the major publishers online.