EMMITSBURG : USA - MD

*Location:

   Pangborn Memorial Campanile
   The National Shrine of Our Lady
   Grotto Road
   Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.68161, W 77.35608
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Mount St.Mary's University
   Attn: Bell Tower
   Emmitsburg, MD  21727
   T: (301)447-6122
   - or -
   Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
   (301)447-5318
   E: spoonhou@msmary.edu
      jmiller@msmary.edu

*Schedule:

   Automatic play of a tune before the
   hour, 0700-2200 daily.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.

*Remarks:

   New controls from Verdin in 2009.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

On the college Website, the Campus Tour shows where the Campanile stands on the hillside above the College.

On the Shrine Website, a facilities page describes the campanile and pictures the statue at its top.

A photo (148KB) of the Campanile

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MD.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/01/01


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