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Perched 160 feet up in the National Cathedral tower, Edward Nassor plays the carillon bells. He says his goal is to always keep the music interesting for both the church audience and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Peter Domingos
Perched 160 feet up in the National Cathedral tower, Edward Nassor plays the carillon bells. He says his goal is to always keep the music interesting for both the church audience and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Perched 160 feet up in the National Cathedral tower, Ed Nassor plays the carillon bells for parishioners worshipping far below. In our latest installment of D.C. Gigs, Nassor talks with Peter Domingos about how he landed this most unusual of jobs and how he tries to play music that's interesting both to his church audience and the surrounding neighborhood.

[Music: "Working for the Weekend" by The Brown Derbies from We Deliver]

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