The Cohasset Carillon (formerly known as the Bancroft Memorial Carillon or the Jesse M. Barron Memorial Carillon)
St.Stephen's Episcopal Church Main Street opposite Depot Court Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.24140, W 70.79081
Dr.John P. Whiteside, Dir. of Music E: JPWhiteside32@comcast.net*Past carillonists:
1924-30 Kamiel Lefévere (1888-1972) 1930-37 Edward B. (Ned) Gammons (d.) 1937-38 George Faxon (d.) 1938-85 Earl Chamberlain (d.) 1985-2009 Sally Slade Warner (d.2009) 2009-15 Mary J. Kennedy (d.2015)
St.Stephen's Church 16 Highland Avenue Cohasset, MA 02025-1819 T: (781)383-1083 E: firstname.lastname@example.org [music director]
Sunday 0940-1000 (before service); also Sunday 6pm in summer (guests).
The 1925 expansion to 43 bells made this the largest carillon in the USA up to that time. New transmission installed during 1989-90 enlargement; at least 32 of the 35 G&J trebles removed were made available for sale, 10 went into the Kerrytown Chime in Ann Arbor, MI, while at least some went to private collectors. Original practice keyboard now at Norwood MA.
Traditional carillon of 57 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: G E / G C 29 There is one missing bass semitone There is an identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 1990 with 41 bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1928, the instrument was enlarged to 51 bells by Gillett & Johnston (6 bells remain from that work) In 1925, the instrument was enlarged to 43 bells by Gillett & Johnston (an unknown number remain, probably 4) In 1924, the instrument was begun with 23 bells by Gillett & Johnston (an unknown number remain, probably 6) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1991
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