ROCHESTER - UR : USA - NY

   Hopeman Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Rush Rhees Library
   River Campus
   University of Rochester
   Library Road
   Rochester, New York, USA
   LL: N 43.12849, W 77.62829
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*Carillonist:

   Doris Aman
   E: doris.aman@gmail.com
*Past carillonists:
   1973-89 David T. Caldwell   (C)
   1995-2003 Daniel Harrison
   2006-08 Tiffany Ng   (C)

*Contact:

   Josef M. Hanson, Manager of
     Music Performance Programs
   206 Todd Union
   River Campus Station
   Rochester, NY  14627-0052
   T: (585)273-5157   F: (585)273-5337
   E: jhsn@mail.rochester.edu
   - or -
   Rush Rhees Library
   University of Rochester
   755 River Road
   Rochester, NY  14627-0055
   T: (585)275-4461

*Schedule:

   Summer series: 7pm Mon in July (guests)

*Remarks:

   The six smallest Meneely bells are now
   in Christ Church, 141 East Avenue,
   Rochester, together with an Eijsbouts
   treble (total 7).  The remainder of
   the old bells were cut up in the tower
   for removal, and scrapped.
   Practice console in Spurrier Hall.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/(G) A#C 26
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1973
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1956, the instrument was enlarged to 19 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 17 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The University Website has a section about the carillon and a page about the Sesquicentennial Chime (clock tune, with audio clips).  A page on the Library building briefly tells about the carillon and offers an audio clip.

The University's online newsletter had a front page photo of Tiffany at the keyboard, with a link to an article about her and the carillon.

Waymarking page, with 6 photos in the gallery;

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 NY.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1976/12/31
*Photos:

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