ATLANTA - FP : USA - GA

   Devereaux McClatchey Carillon

*Location:

   First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
     (PCUSA)
   Peachtree & 16th Streets NE
   Atlanta, Georgia, USA
   LL: N 33.79084, W 84.38558
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*Contact:

   First Presbyterian Church
   1328 Peachtree Street, NE
   Atlanta, GA  30309-3902
   T: (404)892-8461   F: (404)228-7760
   E: youbelong@firstpresatl.org

*Schedule:

   After Sunday morning worship,
   weekdays at 1215, special occasions.

*Remarks:

   The four smallest McShane bells are on
   the ground in the garden at the
   north entrance to the building.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1996
     with 36 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1931, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       by McShane
       (11 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

On the church Website, the main page (not the splash page) has a photo of the building and tower.  A bit of information about the carillon is on the Music page (under the Worship topic), but it fails to mention the untuned McShane bass bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
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 non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in GA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 17-Apr-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/04/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/04/14


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