McRoberts Memorial Carillon
The Rhodes Center for the Arts Northfield Mount Hermon School (was Northfield & Mt.Hermon Schools) off Mass.Hwy.10 via Lamplighter Way or F.Sumner Turner Drive or Main and Mt.Hermon Roads Mount Hermon, Gill, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.66783, W 72.48208
*Former location (1966-2008):
Sage Chapel Northfield campus of NMH School Main Street (Mass.Hwy 10), north of Moody Street East Northfield, Northfield, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.71528, W 72.44292
(Not yet appointed)*Past carillonists:
19??-?? Lucy I. Dechéne (C)
Music Department E: email@example.com [chair] Northfield Mt.Hermon School One Lamplighter Way Mount Hermon, MA 01354 T: (413)498-3000 F: (413)498-3010 - or - Bill Rowe, Dir.Advancement T: (413)498-3601 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - E: email@example.com
None since 2003, when Sage Chapel was closed because of hazardous conditions.
Former Northfield campus of NMH was founded as the Northfield Seminary for Young Ladies, and merged with Mount Hermon School for Boys in 1971. Sage Chapel, built in 1909, was a memorial to Russell Sage; original bells given by Fleming H. Revell. Carillon installation by Arthur Bigelow (perhaps his last one); it is a near-twin to UC/Riverside, which was installed in the same year. 2006: The school is in transition, with the Northfield campus to be sold or leased. Apr.2008: Bells being reinstalled, but with electric action only. Not clear whether original clavier was preserved for possible future use. Existence of previous 8 bells, recast into present 47, is newly reported.
Electric-keyboard carillon of 47 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: C C / C G There are two missing bass semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1966 with bells made by Paccard Prior history: In 1924, a complete instrument was installed with 8 bells made by Whitechapel (0 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2004
This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12 based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21 and on technical data last updated on 2008/04/20
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