INDIANAPOLIS - SRC : USA - IN

*Location:

   Scottish Rite Cathedral (Masonic)
   North Meridian & West North Streets
   Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 39.77610, W 86.15818
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*Carillonist:

   Fred T. Kortepeter
   6931 North Central Avenue
   Indianapolis, IN  46220
   H: (317)253-7030
*Past carillonists:
   19??-?? Robert J. Pfleiderer  (1905-95)
   19??-?? Joseph M. Huff

*Contact:

   Scottish Rite Cathedral
   650 North Meridian Street
   Indianapolis, IN  46204-1214
   T: (317)262-3100
   E: info@aasr-indy.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Upper 14 bells of original instrument
   were duplicated.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#F   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1965
     with 30 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1929, the instrument was begun with 49 notes using 63 bells
       made by Taylor      
       (24 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

This is one of only eight carillons which were originally equipped with Taylor's doubled trebles.

On the home page of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Indianapolis is a small picture of the building.  But there seems to be no information about the carillon.

1987 article about Robert J. Pfleiderer and the carillon

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

The bass bell of this carillon is among all great bells in North America.

Index to all traditional carillons in IN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/01/16
*Photos:

(none available)

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