CHARLOTTE - MPUM : USA - NC

*Location:

   Myers Park United Methodist Church
   Queens & Providence Roads
   Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.19504, W 80.82714
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Jimmy Jones, Director of Music
   T: (704)295-4809
   E: jimmy@mpumc.org
   - or -
   Myers Park United Methodist Church
   *parcel:
     1501 Queens Road
     1020 Providence Road
     Charlotte, NC  28207
   *postal:
     PO Box 6161
     Charlotte, NC  28207-6161
   T: (704)376-8584  F: (704)376-0423

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original added semitones were sharp 4th
   and flat 7th

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E E   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1995
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1945, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church has a Website, but there is little information about the carillon.

Bing Maps bird's eye view showing both this tower and that of the traditional carillon in the same block.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/12/12


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