Practice keyboard bell samples

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2012 Ronald Barnes Memorial Scholarship winner Ed Herrmann created high-quality recordings of the carillon bells at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. These recordings are available to all GCNA members, and are useful to provide bell sounds for the carillon practice keyboard.


  • GCNA Membership
  • Mac with OS X (10.6.8 & up) or Windows (XP and up)
    • Keyboard, mouse, display if computer is not a laptop
  • USB Midi interface
  • Headphones or monitor speaker


  1. Download Sforzando for OS X or Windows from Plogue's download page
  2. Download the Chicago samples from the GCNA members web page
    1. go to the Members area of the GCNA website
    2. enter your user name and password for access
    3. right click each bell note link to save link as
    4. copy the downloaded .wav files from your downloads folder to a new folder named samples
  3. Copy and paste the following text into a text editor
    • Notepad on the PC
    • TextEdit on a Mac
  1. Save the file as chicago.sfz in the samples folder