Friday, June 27, 2014

Pierre Massie composition in Peace Tower Carillon Summer program

Ottawa Peace Tower where the Carillon resides, photo, Holly Massie all rights reserved


Our Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady, has honoured our Director, Pierre, by including his composition Mourning Dove in the Summer 2014 Carillon Program.

Mourning Dove, sung acappella by the Stairwell Carollers, is available on the Mourning Dove CD, or in MP3 format. You can also purchase the song as an MP3 on ITunes or CD Baby. As with all our recordings, all proceeds go towards helping needy groups in the Ottawa/Outaouais region.


The YouTube Concert video of Mourning Dove was recorded live at St. Columba Anglican Church, Ottawa in 2011. Live audio recording, as always, by Tom Barnes of Soundscribe, Ottawa's premiere location recordist.

Pierre combined Tom's audio with the video using Final Cut Express ( no longer available ) . For newer videos he uses Final Cut Pro.


  1. So sad but son beautiful. It conveys the atmosphere of a cold winter night. Refreshing as it is warm and humid today.

  2. I know what you mean! It is even more melancholy and haunting on the carillon!

  3. I am still stunned by the publics lack of knowledge re our Dominion Carilloneur. It's astonishing that most think the music from the bells is somehow mechanized rather than played live.


You can also email your questions to me - info (at) stairwellcarollers (dot) com.
Holly :)

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