Warren Elmer Hinds Memorial Chime Henry Vincent Couper Memorial Carillon
Old Chapel University of Massachusetts (formerly Mass. State College) Amherst, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.38888, W 72.52779
(None appointed)*Past carillonist:
2004 Kenneth Samonds
Richard P. Nathhorst '79 Capital Project Manager Facilities Planning Division University of Massachusetts 360 Campus Center Way Amherst, MA 01003-9248 T: (413)545-6497 F: (413)545-3684 E: email@example.com
Not played except for Commencement, Reunion, and July 4th.
Original added semitone was flat 7th; interim added semitones unknown. Also a swinging bell from 1892 by Meneely (Troy), struck by Seth Thomas tower clock. Expansion dedicated June 2004. Playing console is 4 octaves; identical practice console includes missing bass semitones. Electro-pneumatic Auto-Play system by Eijsbouts, 2013. 2015: Building to be rehabbed as a multipurpose (non-religious) facility by 2016.
Traditional carillon of 42 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F in the middle octave Transposition is up 5 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C G / C A There are two missing bass semitones There is an identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2004 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1999, the instrument was begun with 12 bells made by Eijsbouts (12 bells remain from that work.) In 1937, a complete instrument of 10 bells was installed by Meneely/Troy (0 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: E Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2013
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