GREENCASTLE : USA - IN

   Alpha Chi Omega Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Performing Arts Center
   DePauw University
   Olive and Locust Streets
   Greencastle, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 39.63800, W 86.86150
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*Carillonist:

   (none)
*Past carillonists:
   ded.761009 Tom DeWitte '77
   19??-88 Arthur D. Carkeek (1923-2003)

*Contact:

   Prof. Carla G. Edwards
   E: cedwards@depauw.edu
   - or -
   Music Department
   DePauw University
   PO Box 37
   Greencastle, IN  46135-0037

*Schedule:

   (not played)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1976
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1986
*Links:

On the university Website, a virtual tour page has a photo of the building. 
There is a 1976 article on the dedication of the Performing Arts Center and the carillon, with photos of the tower from two directions.  But the School of Music list of facilities makes no mention of the carillon.
A news article on the planned expansion of the Performing Arts Center has an artists rendering of the complex, with the carillon towerlet clearly visible on the top corner of the auditorium loft.

Where 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 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20
*Photos:

(none available)


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