SPRINGFIELD - TM : USA - MA

*Location:

   Trinity Singing Tower
   Trinity United Methodist Church
   Sumner Avenue at Kenwood Terrace
   Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.08478, W 72.56222
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*Carillonist:

   Becky Rosendahl Isaacson,   (A)
     Choir Director and Organist
   H: (413)567-7659   W: (413)734-1623
   E: Becky@TrinitySpringfield.org
   - and -
   Al Isaacson
   E: AQIsaacson@aol.com

*Contact:

   Trinity Methodist Church
   361 Sumner Avenue
   Springfield, MA  01108-2309
   T: (413)737-5311   F: (413)781-4083

*Schedule:

   Sundays before 1030 worship service;
   Thursdays at 7pm in July (guests)

*Remarks:

   Originally had one octave (12 notes)
   of doubled trebles (total 60 bells);
   all disconnected by 1948, but the bells
   remain in the frame (the only such
   set remaining in the world).  Also
   surviving but disconnected is the
   original Aeolian electro-pneumatic
   player system - the only such system
   remaining in North America.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970
*Links:

This is one of only eight carillons which were originally equipped with Taylor's doubled trebles.

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page

Where 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in MA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Jul-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/07/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20
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