The Verlin L. Pulley Carillon
Pulley Bell Tower Miami University Patterson Avenue (US 27) at Oxford Trenton Road (OH 73) Oxford, Ohio, USA LL: N 39.50810, W 84.73002
Dr.Randolph Runyon T: (513)529-5303 E: runyonr /@/ muohio DOTedu
Jack Williams, Project Manager Miami University 501 East High Street Oxford, OH 45056 T: (513)529-1809 [general information] E: email@example.com
Automatical play at various times, depending on the day of the week; occasional live play at 2pm Sunday. Keyboard (5 octaves C-C) in tower base.
Electric-keyboard carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: F G / NONE There is one missing bass semitone The whole instrument was installed in 2001 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Elsewhere on campus, the Beta Bell Tower (across from Ogden Hall) holds a 4-bell clock-chime; its history is given here. (Meneely/Troy foundry records show that a "peal of 4", with 3000# tenor, total 5787#, with a date of July 21, 1939.)
on Prof. Randy Runyon doesn't say much about the bells,
but it says a lot about the music which they play.
Commentary: When the inhabitants of the campus hear automatic music several times a day, it should not be surprising that they don't turn out to listen to a longer session of music that sounds just the same (because of the electric action of the instrument).
Where 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 non-traditional carillons by pitch (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 OH, including the chime in Molyneaux-Western Bell Tower (-1) on the same campus.
This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-12 based on textual data last updated on 2012/01/20 and on technical data last updated on 2012/01/20
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