Non-traditional carillons in North America:
index by weight (pitch)

The table below is an index to the 151 North American non-traditional carillons, in order by the pitch of the bourdon (heaviest bell of the main keyboard range).  Instruments with the same bourdon pitch are in descending order by number of bells, then by missing semitones, then by state.  The key to the four column headings is at the end of the table, along with some other notes.

    Location (City : Country)               Note Chr  Nr  Transp
bourdon in the bass octave (20000 to 3000 kg) - 1 instrument
COLLEGE STATION               : USA - TX     B    X   49   +1
bourdon in the middle octave (2500 to 300 kg) - 60 instruments
SPARTANBURG - FP              : USA - SC     C    Y   48    -
MOUNT HERMON                  : USA - MA     C    X   47    0
BOWLING GREEN                 : USA - KY     C    -   47    -
LAS VEGAS                     : USA - NV     C    X   46    -
SAN FRANCISCO - GC            : USA - CA     C   +Y   43+1  0
WILMINGTON - N                : USA - DE     C    X   30    0
PHILADELPHIA - LHG            : USA - PA     C    X   28    0
DALLAS - PCB                  : USA - TX     C    -   28    -
WASHINGTON - TM               : USA - DC     C   +Y   26+1  0
MINNEAPOLIS - STM             : USA - MN     C    -   24    -

HOUSTON - SH                  : USA - TX     C    X   23    -
JONESBORO - U                 : USA - AR     C    -   23    -
GREENVILLE - FU/2             : USA - SC     D    X   48    2
ATLANTA - FP                  : USA - GA     D    X   47    -
MEXICO CITY - IPN             : MEXICO       D#   X   42    3
TYLER - U                     : USA - TX     D#   -   57    -
SAVANNAH                      : USA - GA     E    -   47    -
GETTYSBURG                    : USA - PA     E    X   23    4
SALINA                        : USA - KS     E    X   23    4
OXFORD - 2                    : USA - OH     F    Y   50    0

JACKSON - U                   : USA - TN     F    -   49    -
LA GRANGE                     : USA - GA     F    -   49    -
PENSACOLA - PCC               : USA - FL     F    Y   43    5
FORT SMITH - U                : USA - AR     F    X*  43    5
ATLANTA - OU                  : USA - GA     F    X   42    5
LAKE CHARLES                  : USA - LA     F    X   23    5
LEECHBURG                     : USA - PA     F    X   23    0
MADISON - GC                  : USA - WI     F#   Z   23    6
BRYAN                         : USA - OH     G    X   49    7
MESA                          : USA - AZ     G    Y   48    0

CARMEL - 1                    : USA - IN     G    X   47    7
CARMEL - 2                    : USA - IN     G    X   47    7
FLINT - GMI                   : USA - MI     G    X   47   12
KALAMAZOO - CCK               : USA - MI     G    -   47    -
LOS ANGELES - CLA             : USA - CA     G    W   36    -
CLINTON                       : USA - SC     G    X   35    7
MEXICO CITY - SMG/1           : MEXICO       G    X   35    -
TULSA - FP/2                  : USA - OK     G   +Y   32    0
LUBBOCK - FM                  : USA - TX     G    X*  25    7
TUSCALOOSA - UA/2             : USA - AL     G    -   25    -

BALTIMORE - STP               : USA - MD     G    Y   24   12
VINTON                        : USA - VA     G    Y   24   12
ABILENE - CHR                 : USA - TX     G   +W   24+1 11
GAINESVILLE                   : USA - GA     G    -   24    -
BRONXVILLE - VLC              : USA - NY     G    -   24    -
ROSENBERG                     : USA - TX     G    X   23    7
SAINT CATHARINES              : CANADA - ON  G    X   23    0
YOUNGSTOWN                    : USA - OH     G    -   23    -
RICHMOND                      : USA - KY     A    -   37    -
NORFOLK - VAF/mobile          : USA - VA     G#   Z   25   10

SAN SIMEON                    : USA - CA     A    Y   36    9
BIRMINGHAM --                 : USA - MI     A    X   35    9
CINCINNATI - STJ              : USA - OH     A    X   35    9
MEXICO CITY SATELLITE         : MEXICO       A    -   35    -
PORTOLA VALLEY                : USA - CA     A    -   35    -
RENO                          : USA - NV     A    -   35    -
DALLAS - CI                   : USA - TX     A    X   30    -
HOUSTON - STM                 : USA - TX     A    -   23    -
MAPLE HEIGHTS                 : USA - OH     A#   X   25   10
DALLAS - SMU                  : USA - TX     A#   X   25   10
bourdon in the treble octave (250 to 60 kg) - 43 instruments
NEW ULM                       : USA - MN     C    -   37    -
LOUISVILLE - A                : USA - KY     C    X   35    -
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - BSL        : USA - MI     C    X   35   12
PANAMA CITY BEACH             : USA - FL     C    X   35   12
VERO BEACH                    : USA - FL     C    Z   32   12
AUGUSTA - CP                  : USA - GA     C   +X   31   12
WASHINGTON - STL              : USA - DC     C    X   30   12
LAWRENCEBURG                  : USA - IN     C    -   30    -
CONCORD - STJ                 : USA - NC     C    X   28    -
ATLANTA - G                   : USA - GA     C    -   27    -

CHERRYVILLE                   : USA - NC     C    *   26   12
WACO - BU/3                   : USA - TX     C    Z   25   12
JOHNSON CITY                  : USA - TN     C    -   25    -
MIDDLETOWN - C                : USA - OH     C    -   25    -
WINAMAC                       : USA - IN     C    -   25    -
GREENVILLE - WPC              : USA - SC     C    Y   24   12
WESTMINSTER                   : USA - CO     C    Y   24    -
GREENWOOD - LC                : USA - SC     C    -   35    -
BATESVILLE                    : USA - AR     C   +X   23+1 12
BUIES CREEK                   : USA - NC     C   +X   23+1 12

DENVER - CCC                  : USA - CO     C   +X   23+1 12
LITTLE ROCK - PHM             : USA - AR     C   *X   23+1 12
RIVERSIDE - FCC               : USA - CA     C   +X   23+1 12
FERRUM                        : USA - VA     C    X   23   12
JONESBORO - STM               : USA - AR     C    X   23   12
RICHMOND                      : CANADA - BC  C    -   23    -
ATLANTA - FC                  : USA - GA     C    -   23    -
MORGANTON                     : USA - NC     C    X   23    -
REGINA - VP                   : CANADA - SK  C    -   23    -
MEXICO CITY - U               : MEXICO       C#   -   25    -

PHILIPPI                      : USA - WV     D    Z   32   14
ANDOVER                       : USA - MA     E    Z   49    4
INDIANAPOLIS - IP             : USA - IN     F    X   25   17
NORTH ANDOVER                 : USA - MA     G    X   25   24
CINCINNATI - GH               : USA - OH     G    -   25    -
HOLLAND - DV                  : USA - MI     G    -   25    -
MINNEAPOLIS - NHCC            : USA - MN     G    -   25    -
FORT COLLINS                  : USA - CO     G    X   23   17
KITCHENER - O                 : CANADA - ON  G    X   23    -
BRAMPTON                      : CANADA - ON  G    -   23    -

LEBANON                       : USA - TN     A    -   25    *
LOS ANGELES - MC              : USA - CA     B    -   32    -
LINCOLN - FP/2                : USA - NE     B    Z   29   24
bourdon in the "itty-bitty" octave (55 kg or less) - 5 instruments
GREENVILLE - R                : USA - SC     C    Z   25   24
NEW BRUNSWICK - S             : USA - NJ     C    Z   25   24
WAPAKONETA                    : USA - OH     C    Y   24   24
CINCINNATI - SP               : USA - OH     C    X   23   24
GAYLORD                       : USA - MI     C    X   23   24
bourdon unknown - 42 instruments
BOILING SPRINGS               : USA - NC     -    -   48    -
NASHVILLE - TB/1              : USA - TN     -    -   48    -
URBANA - 2                    : USA - IL     -    -   48    -
LOCK HAVEN - U                : USA - PA     -    -   47    -
NASHVILLE - TB/2              : USA - TN     -    -   47    -
SEATTLE - CTC                 : USA - WA     -    *   39    *
GREENWOOD - FBC               : USA - SC     -    -   37    -
OXFORD                        : USA - MS     -    -   36    -
BELMONT - HC                  : USA - NC     -    -   35    -
COLUMBIA - STJ                : USA - SC     -    -   35    -

FRANKENMUTH                   : USA - MI     -    -   35    -
VANCOUVER                     : USA - WA     -    -   35    -
FOLEY                         : USA - AL     -    -   32    -
WILLIAMSBURG                  : USA - KY     -    -   28    -
GUADALAJARA - MC              : MEXICO       -    -   25    -
GUADALAJARA - TE              : MEXICO       -    -   25    -
LAVAL                         : CANADA - QU  -    -   25    -
COLORADO SPRINGS              : USA - CO     -    -   25    -
DALTON                        : USA - GA     -    -   25    -
NAMPA                         : USA - ID     -    -   25    -

WICHITA - HC                  : USA - KS     -    -   25    -
MEDFORD - TU                  : USA - MA     -    -   25    -
NEW BERN                      : USA - NC     -    -   25    -
LAKEWOOD                      : USA - NJ     -    -   25    -
YONKERS - STP                 : USA - NY     -    -   25    -
RIO GRANDE                    : USA - OH     -    -   25    -
LEHIGHTON - F                 : USA - PA     -    -   25    -
NACOGDOCHES                   : USA - TX     -    Z   25    -
CEDAR CITY                    : USA - UT     -    -   25    -
TUSCALOOSA - SS               : USA - AL     -    -   24    -

PENSACOLA - FP                : USA - FL     -    -   24    -
NORCROSS                      : USA - GA     -    -   24    -
HYANNIS                       : USA - MA     -    -   24    -
LAKE ORION                    : USA - MI     -    -   24    -
SAINT PAUL - STL              : USA - MN     -    -   24    -
CHARLOTTE - MPUM              : USA - NC     -    -   24    -
GERING                        : USA - NE     -    -   24    -
KEARNEY                       : USA - NE     -    -   24    -
EDMONTON - CH                 : CANADA - AB  -    -   23    -
SACRAMENTO - E                : USA - CA     -    -   23    -

MINNEAPOLIS - BS              : USA - MN     -    -   23    -
GASTONIA - FUMC               : USA - NC     -    -   23    -

Key to column headings:

Note
pitch of the bourdon (bass bell) of the carillon.  (In rare instances there may be a heavier sub-bourdon bell; see below.)

Chr
chromatics indicator:
Z = fully chromatic (no missing semitones)
Y = missing one semitone in the bass (typically keyboard C# or B)
X = missing two semitones in the bass (typically keyboard C#,D# or B,C#)
W = missing three semitones in the bass (typically keyboard F#,G#,A# or B,C#,D#)
+X,+W = same as "X" or "W" but has an additional sub-bourdon bell, separated by at least two semitones from the one indicated under "Note".
- = unknown
* = irregular

Nr
number of bells (notes) in the carillon.  If the chromatics indicator contains a plus sign, then this is a pair of numbers showing the number of bells in the principal range plus the number of sub-bourdon bells.

Transp
transposition from the keyboard notes to the pitches of the corresponding bells, in semitones.  (Thus the number "12" reflects transposition upward one octave, while "-3" reflects transposition downward by a minor third.)
* = not applicable - no keyboard

Notes:

The table is sorted first on the pitch of the bass bell, then on the number of bells [in the principal range], then on the chromatics indicator, state/province, city and site code.  The actual weight of the bass bell is not used.

The weight range indicators for each octave are only gross approximations, and should not be taken to represent any specific bell.


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