FREDERICK - BP : USA - MD

   The Joseph Dill Baker Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Baker Park
   West Second and Bentz Streets
   Frederick, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.41578, W 77.41614
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*Carillonist:

   John A. Widmann,   (C)
     City Carillonneur
   623 Magnolia Avenue
   Frederick, MD  21701-8505
   H: (301)846-4781   C: (301)788-2806
   E: JWidmann@yahoo.com
*Past carillonists:
   19??-66 H.David Hagen, Chimer
   1966-82 H.David Hagen
   1984-92 Dr.Galen Brooks

*Contact:

   City Parks Department
   111 Airport Drive East
   Frederick, MD  21701
   T: (301)694-1440

*Schedule:

   First and third Sundays at 1230

*Remarks:

   Eijsbouts bells cast 1966, installed by
   Verdin.
   Practice clavier from Cranbrook.
   Meneely and Eisjbouts bells retuned by
   R.Watson during latest expansion;
   design & clavier by Meeks & Watson.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#C   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1995
     with 26 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1967, the instrument was enlarged to 23 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (9 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1941, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (14 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  ? meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   27 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   ? meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   ?%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Purchasable stock photo of Baker Park and carillon tower.
Purchasable stock photo (vertical stitched panorama) of Baker Park carillon at night.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 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 MD.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MD.

*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 2001/10/18
*Photos:

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