Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Few sounds quite match that of the carillon in giving a sense of harmony to a townscape. We listen to a trinity of carillons in the Belgian city of Leuven.

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The musical melodies of the carillon in the library tower at Leuven recall a strong tradition in the Low Countries. Luc Rombouts is the carillonneur who looks after the musical voice of KU Leuven. Luc’s repertoire extends from Beethoven to Bob Dylan and John Lennon. During the university term, you can usually hear Luc playing KU Leuven carillon concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 19.00. There is of course also automated playing of the carillon to mark the passing hours of the day.

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This article was published in hidden europe 56.