Le Carillonneur de Bruges

As I’m editing and researching footnotes for our upcoming edition of Alfred Raquez’s Au Pays des Pagodes, I came across this amazing piece of music which sounds like Tom Waits banging on church bells after downing three bottles of scotch…

Raquez mentions it in chaper 18, while sleeping next to a horse stable in a small village in Guizhou.

From the comic opera in three acts Le Carillonneur de Bruges, by Albert Grisar (1808-1869)…

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