BLOOMINGTON - 3 : USA - IN

*Location:

   Student Building 
   Indiana University 
   701 East Kirkwood Avenue (Fifth Street)
   Bloomington, Indiana, USA 
   LL: N 39.16695, W 86.52551
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Office of the Dean 
   School of Music 
   Indiana University 
   Bloomington, IN  47405-2200 
   T: (812)855-1583 
   E: musicadm@indiana.edu

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   Original chime, clock and tower 
   destroyed by fire, December 1990. 
   Replacement designed by R.M.Watson; 
   traditional chimestand built by 
   Meeks, Watson & Co. for Verdin Co.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1991
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1905, the complete instrument was installed
       with 11 bells made by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

An early photo of the Student Building, with the original bells visible in the belfry.  A history page includes another early photo from a different perspective.  A personal Webpage of an IU grad student includes a current photo of the building. 

Midway down a photographer's page is a photo of the chimestand.

There is a school song, Chimes of Indiana.

The IU/Bloomington Website has an excellent campus map; it would be superb if it were linked to building photos and descriptions. Unfortunately this Website appears not to have any useful current information about the building.

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 chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IN, including two on this campus: the Metz Carillon (-1) and the "practice" carillon on the Music Addition Building (-2).

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 12-Apr-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/11
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/01


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