from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who plays a carillon.

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  • n. A person who plays the carillon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bell-ringer or player on a carillon or chime.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musician who plays a carillon


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from carillon, carillon; see carillon.


  • Flanders for a _Beiaardier_ -- a _Klokkenist_, as they call a carillonneur in the low countries ....


  • But it turns out, if you listen closely enough, you might just catch the carillonneur rockin 'out to a more contemporary tune.

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  • These bells, rising tier above tier in a belfry, the smallest highest, the great, ponderous bells of the bass notes lowest, are not free to swing, but are fixed to huge beams, and are sounded by clappers connected by a wilderness of wires to a keyboard which is played upon by the bell-master or carillonneur.


  • All Sainte Lesse came to its doorways to listen to the playing of their beloved Carillonnette; the bell-music ebbed and swelled under the stars; the ancient Flemish masterpiece, written by some carillonneur whose bones had long been dust, became magnificently vital again under the enchanted hands of the little mistress of the bells.


  • The old carillonneur, Jean Courtray, began to speak in a low voice of his art, his profession, and of the great carillon of forty-six bells in the ancient tower of Sainte Lesse.


  • At Berea College, Courter is college organist and college carillonneur, where he regularly has played Berea's 56-bell carillon in Draper Tower since it was installed in 2000.

    The Richmond Register Homepage

  • Amy Johansen, a carillonneur from Sydney University in Australia, will present a recital on the carillon at 4 p.m. Monday. Local News

  • "There is a sea of things going on in summer," said Daehn, the Rochester carillonneur. Local News

  • World-renowned organist and carillonneur Steven Ball plays

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  • He is the carillonneur for the city of Frederick, Md., where he plays monthly recitals. Local News


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  • See also carillonist.

    March 28, 2017

  • This wouldn't surprise me. I used to play a set of variations, Engels Nachtegaeltje, by Jacob van Eyck. He was a Dutch recorder virtuoso, of noble birth but blind hence his musical profession. Famous for his work as a carillonneur but also paid an additional six silver pieces a year to play his flute (i.e. recorder) in the cemetery when people were strolling there. Or something like that. Anyhow, he was born at the end of the 16th century and died in 1657. He worked in Utrecht, though, not Bruges, but the bell-ringing tradition is strong in the Benelux region so a continuous post of four hundred years doesn't really surprise me.

    August 31, 2008

  • A carillonneur has been employed in Bruges since 1604. (Or anyway that's what is claimed in the DVD extras of In Bruges.)

    August 31, 2008