STORRS - CC : USA - CT

   Austin Cornelius Dunham Memorial
     Carillon

*Location:

   Storrs Congregational Church (UCC)
   North Eagleville Road and Storrs Road
     (CT Hwy.195)
   Storrs, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.81180, W 72.25040
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*Carillonist:

   David M. Maker,   (C)
     Carillonneur-in-Residence
   629 Ocean Avenue
   New London, CT  06320-4445
   H: (860)439-0709
   E: ForksAndHope@sbcglobal.net

*Contact:

   Storrs Congregational Church
   2 North Eagleville Road
   Storrs, CT  06268
   T: (860)429-9382   F: (860)429-9693
   E: info@storrscongchurch.org
   - or -
   Dr.Patricia Snyder,
     Director of Music Ministry
   E: trisha@storrscongchurch.org

*Schedule:

   Monthly recitals in summer (Mondays)

*Remarks:

   Carillon owned by University of
   Connecticut.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   from Seth Thomas tower clock.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C F   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2011
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1931, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4HnI1
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 11 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   15 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  18 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  70%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page.  There is a carillon page with photos, description and history of the instrument.

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 Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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 22-Jan-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/03/17
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/20
*Photos:

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