WELLESLEY : USA - MA

*Location:

   Galen L. Stone Tower
   Green Hall
   Wellesley College
   Central Street (Mass. Highway 135)
   Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.29294, W 71.30523
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*Carillonist:

   Wellesley College Guild of [Student]
     Carillonneurs   (A)
   E: guild_gcna@wellesley.edu
      wccarillonneurs@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Wellesley College
   106 Central Street
   Wellesley, MA  02481
   T: (781)283-1000  [switchboard]
   - or -
   Wellesley College Guild of
     Carillonneurs
   21 Wellesley College Road
   Wellesley, MA  02481-8268
   - or -
   Margaret Angelini   (A)
     Advisor to WCGC
   5 Wildlife Drive
   Hopkinton, MA  01748-2646
   H: (508)435-6167
   E: phrygian@aol.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Renovated in 1984 by Verdin, with new
   4-octave NA standard keyboard by
   R.Watson replacing original 4-octave
   keyboard by G&J.  Practice keyboard by
   Somers in 1930s; second practice
   keyboard by Taylor (from Albany NY).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 32 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C A 49/    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1990
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1984, the keyboard was replaced
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
     In 1931, the instrument was begun with 30 bells
       with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the college Website, in a huge page on Wellesley's buildings, there is a photo of the fine tower of Green Hall, with a brief mention of the carillon.  On the campus map, Green Hall is at the north end of the Academic Quad.  A page about Green Hall has more photos of the tower.  A listing of Wellesley's instrument collection has a brief mention of the carillon.
The student guild maintains its own Website about the instrument, the players and the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/09/27
*Photos:

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