WASHINGTON - NSIC : USA - DC

*Location:

   Knights Tower
   National Shrine of the
     Immaculate Conception
   Michigan Avenue at 4th Street, NE
   Washington, D.C., USA
   LL: N 38.93291, W 77.00078
*Access:
   Elevator to sixth floor of tower,
   ladder & spiral stairs to cabin
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Carillonist:

   Robert B. Grogan   (C)
   10108 Dallas Avenue
   Silver Spring, MD  20901-2027
   H: (301)593-3265   W: (202)526-8300
   F: (202)526-8313
   E: rbg@bnsic.org

*Contact:

   National Shrine of the
     Immaculate Conception
   4th and Michigan, NE
   Washington, DC  20017
   T: (202)526-8300   F: (202)526-8313
   E: music@nationalshrine.com

*Schedule:

   Sunday at 2:30 pm

*Remarks:

   9 basses below playing cabin.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 56 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A#G   /    A#A   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1963
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3E   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 62 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   52 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  70 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 1968
*Links:

The Shrine Website has some small pictures of the building.  The Music page (under About the Shrine) mentions the carillon and the Summer Recital Series.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in DC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in DC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/12/24
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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