West tower Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage (RC) Prospect Street at Taylor Street Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.61695, W 70.65713
(none - silent during renovation)*Past carilloneurs:
19??-2008 Marilyn Clark (1927-2008) (A)
Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage 142 Prospect Street Gloucester, MA 01930-3714 T: (978)283-1490 F: (978)283-0787
Normally Tuesday 7pm in July, but cancelled for 2007 - carillon silenced for safety and preservation (USD150,000 needed for major restoration work)
First modern attuned carillon in USA. Three octave keyboard; four octave practice keyboard acquired 1987. Renovation and expansion to 3 octaves planned.
Traditional carillon of 31 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is up 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C G / C G There is one missing bass semitone There is a non-identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 1924 with bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1922, the instrument was begun with 23 bells by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 1991
A very brief blog article has more photos, all clickable for much larger versions.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and 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 small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.
Index to all traditional carillons in MA.
Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.
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