SAINT PAUL - HHPC : USA - MN

   Noyes Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   House of Hope Presbyterian Church
     (PCUSA)
   Summit Avenue at Avon Street (N)
   St.Paul, Minnesota, USA
   LL: N 44.94198, W 93.13342
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*Carillonist:

   David W. Johnson   (C)
   820 Holly Avenue
   St.Paul, MN  55104-7136
   C: (651)399-5891
   E: bourdonmn@hotmail.com
*Past carillonists:
   1923-28 R.Buchanan Morton     (d.)
   1928-29 Theophil Rusterholz
   1929-30 Gordon Kindy          (d.)
   1930-42 Donald Jones          (d.)
   1942-87 Theophil Rusterholz (1907-2001)
   1987-93 Dennis W. Reppen      (d.)

*Contact:

   House of Hope Presbyterian Church
   797 Summit Avenue
   St.Paul, MN  55105-3392
   T: (612)227-6311   F: (651)227-9969

*Schedule:

   Sundays 1100-30

*Remarks:

   Meneely recast 3 bells and retuned most
   of the rest.  The 1959 enlargement
   included one more bell by Bigelow.
   The 1985 recasting replaced three
   Michiels bells.  The 1991 enlargement
   included replacement of the frame,
   clappers and action.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 25 
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1991
     with  1 bell made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1985,  3 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Paccard     
       (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells
       by Paccard     
       (11 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1951, the instrument was enlarged to 40 bells
       by Bigelow     
       (12 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1951,  8 bells were recast or replaced
       by Bigelow     
       (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1951, 10 bells were recast or replaced
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (10 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1926, some bells were recast or replaced
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1923, the instrument was begun with 28 bells
       by Michiels    
       (3 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 24 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   25 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  28 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  80%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a large sketch of the building and tower at the bottom of the home page. From the Worship / Music page you can find a paragraph about the carillon.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth and fifth phases of this work lie in the sequence of output of Arthur Bigelow, in this region and in the world.
Where the sixth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the seventh phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 MN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/06/25
*Photos:

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