Piano four hands is so… 18th century.
You want a challenge, try four-handed carillon. Listeners outside St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown were treated Sunday to an hour-long concert by Janet Tebbel and Lisa Lonie, a.k.a. The Treblemakers.
They climbed more than 120 steps to the warm tower to deliver 18 tons of music by the likes of Liszt, Bach, Debussy, Brahms, Holst and Copland, among other composers. Have a look/listen:
Video: The Treblemakers at St. Peter’s, July 25, 2021:
The duo also slipped in a thunderous 49-bell rendition of Happy Birthday, for a spectator celebrating her 91st birthday.
Tebbel is carillonneur at a pair of historic carillons in the Germantown suburb of Philadelphia. Lonie is carillonneur for Princeton University.
Lonie also taught St. Peter’s longtime carillonneur, John Dyer, how to play. Congratulations to John and Jennifer Dyer, who celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary at Sunday’s concert.
The free Sunday series continues on Aug. 1, 2021, with Roy Kroezen manning the belfry. On Aug. 8, it’s Jim Fackenthal’s turn. Both performances start at 5 pm. Bring lawn chairs or beach blankets.