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ake Me Out to
the Ball Game,"
Bach's "Helft mir
Gott's Güte preisen"
chorale and "On My Own"
from Les Misérables have absolutely nothing in
common--save that all three have tolled forth from
the bell tower atop Williams' Thompson Memorial
As Thompson enters its centennial year, its bells ring
out music for every occasion and outlook, well beyond
traditional ecclesiastical expectations. "Take Me Out to
the Ball Game," for instance, sounded just past midnight last
Oct. 27, after the Red Sox took Game Four of the World Series.
"The Mountains," according to a 2000 CNN segment about
Williams, seems to play on campus every day during bleak
stretches in early April, "to remind [students] what's out there
behind the clouds." And Chaplain Rick Spalding fondly recalls
hearing "Shalom Chaverim" one day as he walked across cam-