Samuel Lester Fuller Carillon
Memorial Bell Tower (World War I Memorial) Phillips Academy Route 28 at Salem Street Andover, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.64579, W 71.13262
1923-71 (unknown) 1971-91 Sally Slade Warner (1932-2009)
Phillips Academy (Su) 180 Main Street Andover, MA 01810 T: (978)749-4000 [main switchboard]
Parsifal quarters. (Originally Westminster quarters.)
For disposition of 18 Taylor trebles removed in 1966, see DAYTON - BW, USA - OH in 'Chimes' section. Bells silenced in early 1990s because of structural problems with the tower. It was razed in 2004-5, and rebuilt exactly as the original, but with only automatic play of the entire expanded range; partial provision was made for future addition of manual action if funds can be found to add an elevator, lavatory and other items apparently needed to comply with local codes for human use; but new 4th octave has no internal clappers to support that. Disposition of 18 P&F trebles and the manual keyboard removed in 2004-5 is unknown. Original practice keyboard by Taylor, formerly in Graves Hall, went to the late Suzanne Magassy in Australia; current location unknown.
Electric-automatic carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is up 4 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / NONE There are no missing bass semitones There is no practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2005 with 30 bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1966, 18 bells were replaced with bells made by Petit & Fritsen ( 0 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1926, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells by Taylor (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1923, the instrument was begun with 30 bells by Taylor (17 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2005
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