National War Memorial Carillon
National War Memorial Buckle Street at Tasman Street Mount Cook Wellington, North Island, New Zealand LL: S 41.29897, E 174.77712*Former Location (1930):
Hyde Park, London, England*Former Location (1929-30):
Evening Chronicle Campanile North-East Coast Exhibition on the Town Moor Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Timothy Hurd QSM, (C) National Carillonist of New Zealand P.O. Box 6374, Marion Square 6030 Wellington W: 4/385 2496 F: same, on request E: firstname.lastname@example.org - and - Dr.Sydney J. Shep, (C) Associate Carillonist; also Snr. Lecturer in Print & Book Culture Victoria University of Wellington P.O. Box 600 Wellington W: 4/463-5784x615 F: 4/496-5446 E: Sydney.Shep@vuw.ac.nz*Past Carillonists:
25Ap1932 ded.by Clifford Ball and Gladys Watkins 1932-36 Gladys E. Watkins (1884-1939) ('38-40 automatic only) 1940-50 John H. Randal 1950-54 Selwyn Baker 1954-82 John H. Randal (1912-83) ('82-84 disused) - and - Assistants: Evan Robert (d.) John L'Estrange (d.)
Paul Riley, Curator P.O. Box 6374, Marion Square 6030 Wellington W: 4/385 2496 F: same, on request E: email@example.com
Closed since Feb.2020 due to claims of earthquake risk based on condition of the bell frame, though it is not clear how closure of the tower will make anyone safer.
Original bells cast 1928, as a sister instrument to the Peace Tower of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 1986 trebles are Hurd/G&J profiles cast at Taylor foundry. Space for 4 basses added 1995-6 was provided originally in tower and clavier; but additional trebles required new keyboards in 1986 and 1996. New bass cast at Eijsbouts/Lips.
Traditional carillon of 74 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the bass octave Transposition is down 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: F G / F C 31 There is one missing bass semitone The instrument was enlarged in 1996 with 5 bells made by Whitechapel Prior history: In 1995, the instrument was enlarged to 69 bells by Eijsbouts (4 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1986, the instrument was enlarged to 65 bells by Taylor (36 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1932, the instrument was begun with 49 bells by Gillett & Johnston (29 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1995
This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20 based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04 and on technical data last updated on 1996/06/01
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