School of music
Thinking Aloud
The Carillon Bell Tower
In the United States, you'll find only 148 of these instruments, worldwide only about 500. You can't sign up for lessons on it with your local high school band or orchestra, and it's impossible to hit the road with it for a tour. You play it with your fists, and also your feet. It's louder than a bagpipe, and you don't need to wear a kilt to play it in good form. We're talking about the instrument known as the carillon, on today's Thinking Aloud with carilloneurs Don Cook and Neil Thornock.—Original airdate: 9/14/2007

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