04/11/2013 04:58 pm ET

By Whom The Bell Tolls (VIDEO)

Perched in a tower above the majestic Riverside Church, an eighty-two-year-old musician presides over the venue’s crown jewel—one of the world's largest carillons.

Born in Manhattan on February 10, 1931, Dionisio Lind has been The Riverside Church's main carillonneur since 2000. Carillons originated in the European "low countries" in the sixteenth century, and according to the World Carillon Federation, they must have at least twenty-three bronze bells and must form a fully chromatic scale. The carillonneur plays on a keyboard using his or her fists to play the keys, known as batons, and stepping on a pedal keyboard.

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