NEW BRITAIN - FCC : USA - CT

   The Philip B. Stanley Carillon

*Location:

   Robert S. Buol Tower
   First Church of Christ, Congregational
   Corbin Avenue at Hart Street
   New Britain, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.65841, W 72.80192
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*Carillonist:

   Christopher Eberly
*Past carillonist:
   19??-?? Carole Kite

*Contact:

   James Gower,
     Director of Music Ministries
   First Church of Christ, Congregational
   830 Corbin Avenue
   New Britain, CT  06052-1255
   T: (860)229-3709
   E: jimgower830@snet.net

*Schedule:

   For church services on Sundays; also
   summer series 7pm Tues in July (guests)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1967
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  6 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   14 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  17 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1974
*Links:

The church Website features a picture of the carillon tower on its home page

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 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 medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in CT.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CT.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1978/12/05
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