The Rochester Carillon
Plummer Building Mayo Clinic 2d Street & 2d Avenue SW Rochester, Minnesota, USA LL: N 44.02179, W 92.46560
Jeffrey L Daehn (A) 4103 Third Street, NW Rochester, MN 55901-7565 H: (507)289-2494 W: (507)269-5193 F: (507)284-0574 E: Daehn.Jeffrey@mayo.edu*Past carillonists:
1928-57 Jimmy Drummond (1889-1966) 1958-2004 Dean Robinson (1925-2004)(C)
The Mayo Foundation 200 1st Street SW Rochester, MN 55905-0001 T: (507)284-2511 E: Keane.Jean@mayo.edu
1900 Monday, 1200 Wed & Fri; summer series (guests). Quarter chimes on first 10 days of the month by Jeff Daehn based on tune by James Drummond; remainder of month is Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
Major restoration during summer 2006 by Het Molenpad Expertise (S.Ball, G.Bodden et al) included re-tuning; topmost G&J bell, found to be cracked, was replaced by Taylor, with the old bell going into the Mayo Clinic Museum (along with the 1927 playing and practice keyboards).
Traditional carillon of 56 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: A#G / A#C 25 There are two missing bass semitones There is an identical practice console 1 bell was replaced in 2006 by Taylor Prior history: In 2006, the bells were retuned by the maker cited in Remarks above In 1977, the instrument was enlarged to its present size with bells made by Petit & Fritsen (33 bells remain from that work.) In 1928, the instrument was begun with 23 bells by Gillett & Johnston (22 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: Q Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2006
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