MORRISTOWN : USA - NJ

*Location:

   St.Peter's Episcopal Church
   South Street at Miller Road
   Morristown, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 40.79322, W 74.47812
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*Carillonist:

   John Dyer
*Past carillonists:
   1929-56 Ernest Parsons   (d.)
   19??-?? Dr. A. Ross Eckler   (d.)

*Contact:

   St.Peter's Episcopal Church
   70 Maple Avenue
   Morristown, NJ  07960
   T: (973)538-0555   F: (973)538-7790

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   The largest carillon in the USA when
   installed in 1924; supplanted within
   a year by Cohasset.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1993
     with  2 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the instrument was enlarged to 47 bells
       by Paccard/Bigelow
       (14 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1924, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Taylor      
       (33 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a silhouette of the tower in the heading of each page.  There is a good photo of the side and back of the tower on the History page, along with a brief mention of the carillon.  The Music pages include an illustrated one about this historic carillon.

A photo of the building and its squarish tower accompanies the report of a visitor.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second 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 NJ.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NJ.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  5-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/11/14
*Photos:

(none available)


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