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A person who plays a carillon.

[French, from carillon, carillon; see carillon.]
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(kəˌrɪljəˈnɜː) or


(Music, other) a person who plays a carillon
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(ˌkær ə ləˈnɜr; esp. Brit. kəˈrɪl yə nər)

a performer on the carillon.
[1765–75; < French: see carillon, -eur]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carillonneur - a musician who plays a carillon
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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Visitors to the Loughborough Carillon also had the opportunity to hear a recital by Caroline Sharpe, Borough Carillonneur for Loughborough, and to learn more about the plans to extend the remit of the Carillon Tower Museum, which aims to tell the story of the Carillon and its famous Taylor's bells as well as displaying war memorabilia and artefacts.
It was the council who paid for the recasting of the bells in 1950 and all repairs are paid for from the Common Good Fund, which also finances the post of city carillonneur, a position I have held for the last 40 years.
But the actual title is Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral, and not its carillonneur.
Immediately after the countdown, Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play "A Royal Peal" and a lively, modern version of "Auld Lang Syne," then "Happy" by Pharrell and other family-friendly party songs.
We have the Dominion Carillonneur, Andrea McCrady who plays the instrument daily at noon.
The original Carillon had 46 bells of different sizes, cast by Van Bergen Bell, Chimes and Carillon Foundry in the Netherlands, under the supervision of Adrian Antonisse Jr., a Dutch carillonneur and director of the Veendammer Muziekschool.
We were kindly shown around by Trevor Workman, the carillonneur who has been associated with the Bournville Carillon for the last 50 years.
Over the years, he has become a world-renowned carillonneur, representing Great Britain in festivals across the globe.
Trevor Workman, Carillonneur to Bournville village.
De plus, lors d'enquetes orales, les dires de l'informateur doivent etre confrontes (une replique de la direction de l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph aux affirmations de Monsieur Claude Aubin, actuel carillonneur titulaire de l'Oratoire, aurait ete de mise).