Cupola South College Building Wesleyan University High Street north of William Street Middletown, Connecticut, USA LL: N 41.55593, W 72.65603
"Bell & Scroll" (student guild) - and - Prof. Peter Frenzel Department of German Studies T: (860)685-3386 F: (860)685-2091 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesleyan University Wesleyan Station Middletown, CT 06459 T: (860)685-2000
Baton keyboard by James Akright, Berea, KY, installed 1966; both keyboards modified for 2005 expansion; treble C# omitted. Pedalboard remains to be added.
Traditional carillon of 24 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is up 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C CD / NONE There are two missing bass semitones There is an identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2005 with 8 bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1966, the instrument was enlarged to 16 bells by Whitechapel (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1918, the instrument was begun with 11 bells by Whitechapel (11 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Background article on the history of the carillon
A Web page on Connecticut Carillons has brief descriptions of 10 of the 11 carillons in this state, with thumbnail photos linked to larger JPEG files.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.
Other small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.
Index to all traditional carillons in CT.
Index to all tower bell instruments in CT.
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