COVINGTON - GP : USA - KY

   The Carroll Chimes

*Location:

   Goebbel Park
   Philadelphia Street at West 6th Street
   Covington, Kentucky, USA
   LL: N 39.08421, W 84.52063
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*Carillonist:

   Richard D. Gegner   (C)
   3718 Settle Road
   Cincinnati, OH  45227-3020
   H: (513)271-8519
*Past carillonists:
   William C. Wayne, Jr.

*Contact:

   MainStrasse Village Association
   406 West 6th Street, Suite 201
   Covington, KY  41011
   T: (859)491-0458   F: (859)655-7932
   E: Webform @ www.mainstrasse.org

*Schedule:

   Rarely played by hand; automatic play
   accompanies jacquemarts acting out
   the Pied Piper story.

*Remarks:

   2007: Verdin upgrading automatics to
   include all bells; but no improvements
   for the manual action.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1979
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

On the Mainstrasse Website, part of the tower is visible in a drawing, but it seems to be not mentioned anywhere.

News article with clickable photo of the tower

Illustrated article

Photo and description from Glockenspiel USA.

Waymarking page about the tower

Tour of the tower, with 39 photos - all clickable for larger versions, but most of those are severely distorted).  Unfortunately, the photo of the playing keyboard seems to show that it's in derelict condition.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Index to all glockenspiels 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 KY.

Index to all tower bell instruments in KY.

*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 1994/01/11
*Photos:

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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