Gordon Slater

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Gordon Slater, born in 1950 in Toronto, Canada, has played piano, organ and carillon since childhood and in school began studying bassoon and conducting. His first carillon experience was as assistant to his father James, former Carillonneur at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. Gordon Slater studied at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music and held a position as a church Organist and Choir Director as well as four Carillonneur positions. He has conducted orchestras, choirs, bands and musicals in Toronto and Ottawa and is now retired from the position of Dominion Carillonneur of Canada after 31 years of service playing the Peace Tower Carillon there. He has been Music Director of Divertimento Orchestra since 1987 and has played the bassoon and contrabassoon with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra since 1979. In 2008 he was awarded the Berkeley Medal by the University of California for distinguished service to the carillon. Gordon tours widely as a carillonneur and clinician.

Score catalogue

I’m Called Little Buttercup, arr. for carillon - from the operetta “H. M. S. Pinafore” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
Sorry Her Lot, arr. for carillon - from the operetta “H. M. S. Pinafore” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
When I Was a Lad, arr. for carillon - from the operetta “H. M. S. Pinafore” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
The Major-General’s Song, arr. for carillon - from the operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
The Pirate King’s Song, arr. for carillon - from the operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
Poor Wandering One! arr. for carillon - from the operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
Carillon Impromptu on “Eventide” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
Carillon Impromptu on “Old Hundredth” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
Carillon Impromptu on “St. Anne” - Solo instrument (Carillon)
Carillon Impromptu for Metropolitan’s 200th - Commissioned by Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Canada A.D. 2018 - Solo instrument (Carillon)
In Flanders Fields, arr. for carillon - Solo instrument (Carillon)