Der Maestroso

Complete Work Title:

Der Maestroso — character study after Elias Canetti

Performance Medium:

solo carillon



Date Composed:

September-December 2022

Additional Information:

  • Commission from the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America Franco Competition Committee (2022).
  • This work is part of a collection of solo works based on character studies in Elias Canetti’s book Der Ohrenzeuge (Earwitness).
  • Solo works from this collection may be programmed as a set, or in conjunction with the semi-improvisational, open-form works Canetti-menagerie (for five to eight instruments) or Conversations (for two to four instruments), which use these works as source material for improvisational interplay.


Joseph Min, carillon. Recorded 22 September 2023 on the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, Riverside Church (New York, NY).


Program Note:

Performance/Broadcast History:

16 June 2023St. Stephen's Episcopal Church—80th Annual Guild of Carillonneurs in North America CongressCohasset, MAJoseph Min, carillon

Carillonist Joseph Min performing Der Maestroso (2023)

Composers and performers at the GCNA Congress (2023)