Arthur R. Metz Memorial Carillon
Indiana University East 10th Street at North Fee Lane Bloomington, Indiana, USA LL: N 39.17068, W 86.51960*Former location (1996-2018):
1640 East 17th Street, opposite North Jordan Avenue LL: N 39.17735, W 86.51062
(none appointed since 1996)*Past carillonists:
1971-72 Arie Abbenes 1973-75 (unknown) 1976-83 Linda Walker (Pointer) (C) 1984-86 (none) 1987-96 Brian T. Swager (C)
Office of the Dean School of Music Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405-2200 T: (812)855-1583 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of commission during relocation.
In 1996, Meeks & Watson built a new console, which Verdin installed. Practice console, identical to the original, remains in School of Music. For -3, see under Chimes. Sep.2017: last concert in old tower, by John Gouwens Mar.2018: Tower demolished; dedication of new tower planned for 2019 Jan.2019: New tower under construction Jan.2020: New installation played for first time on MLK day
Traditional carillon of 65 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: G C / G C 29 There is one missing bass semitone The instrument was enlarged in 2019 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1996, the keyboard was replaced by the maker cited in Remarks above In 1971, the instrument was begun with 61 bells with bells made by Eijsbouts No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details: Height of console: 16 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 20 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 27 meters above ground Belfry openness: % Year of latest technical information source is 2019
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