The sound of tower bells can be linked to the quest for peace and reconciliation. This is especially the case for the more than thirty war memorial and peace carillons that were erected in different parts of the world during the last 100 years.
The Network of War Memorial and Peace Carillons (WMPC) unites a number of their owners and players. Elsewhere on this site, you can read the mission statement of WMPC (see ‘about us’).
This website gives an overview and description of the war memorial and peace carillons in the world. We hope that these instruments will continue to sound for the sake of peace and that this website will amplify their voices.
‘Ring out the thousand wars of old
Ring in the thousand years of peace’
Inscription on bell of Cape Town carillon
Peace Music for Carillon 1945-2020
In 2020, the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War will be commemorated worldwide. In addition, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary on 24 October 2020. Both memorable events fit in with the objective of WMPC to promote world peace by means of carillon music. For that reason, WMPC presents a collection of carillon music, based on compositions and songs that celebrate the idea of peace or the remembrance of the fallen.