School of Music Carillon


   Music Building Addition
     (or Music Annex)
   Indiana University
   1201 East Third Street
   Bloomington, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 39.16553, W 86.51829
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*Past carillonists:
   (see BLOOMINGTON-1)


   Prof.Janette S. Fishell
   Chair, Organ Department
   Jacobs School of Music, JS222
   - or -
   Mr.Patrick Fischer, Curator of
     Organs and Carillons
   Jacobs School of Music, MA395
   - or -
   Office of the Dean
   School of Music
   Indiana University
   Bloomington, IN  47405-2200
   T: (812)855-1583


   (not regularly played)


   Practice console identical to original
   playing console of Bloomington-1.
   Restored by Sunderlin Bellfoundry,
   2020-21; rededicated 2 Oct 2021.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1971
     with bells made by Eijsbouts
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details:
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970

The IU/Bloomington Website has an excellent campus map; it would be superb if it were linked to building photos and descriptions.  Look for the "Music Building Addition" rather than "Music Annex".
The IU carillon blog has news, photos, etc., and includes photos of the removal of this carillon on 1 Apr 2020 for renovation.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 IN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IN, including another carillon (BLOOMINGTON - 1) and a chime which are also on this campus.

   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/09/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/01/16

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