Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower University of North Carolina South Road at Stadium Drive Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA LL: N 35.90865, W 79.04925
David T. Steele 310 Joyner Dorm 215 Raleigh Street UNC Residence Halls Chapel Hill, NC 27514 T: (919)914-6103 or (980)622-1317 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Fuchs, Director of Athletic Bands 212 Hill Hall Campus Box 3320 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320 T: (919)962-5695 E: email@example.com
Daily at 0801, 1202, 1801, 2101.
Added semitones: sharp 4th & flat 7th. Chimestand removed, presumably on first electrification in 1967 (which was electric keyboard + roll player); locally-built practice chimestand remains in the tower. New MIDI keyboard prepares music for automatic play; no direct play. New bells may be dated 1997, but were installed in 1998. Before the expansion, this chime was often claimed to duplicate that at West Point, NY; actually, the same foundry made seven chimes of this size and weight--all survive.
Electric-automatic chime of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is up 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C G / NONE There are two added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1998 with 2 bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1931, the instrument was begun with 12 bells by Meneely/Troy Year of latest technical information source is 2002
Photos by Travis R. Kephart © 2002; used by permission:
From elsewhere on the Web:
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
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 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 NC.
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