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ON THIS DAY

October 7, 1901

- To learn more, visit the Historica Canada website at www.historicac­anada.ca

Carillonne­ur Percival Price was born at Toronto. The first non-european graduate of the renowned Beiaardsch­ool for carillonne­urs in Belgium, Price helped design the Peace Tower’s carillon in Ottawa. The carillon, a musical instrument consisting of bells played by a keyboard, was installed on Parliament Hill in 1927. Price was the tower’s first carillonne­ur. A composer and arranger, Price wrote a number of works and played the carillon around the world.

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