NIAGARA FALLS - RB : CANADA - ON

   The Rainbow Tower Carillon

*Location:

   Rainbow Tower
   Rainbow Bridge
   River Road
   Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.09185, W 79.07004
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*Carillonist:

   (none)
*Past carillonists:
   19??-?? Robert Kleinschmidt   (d.)
   19??-72 Leland Richardson   (d.)
   1972-75 Gordon Slater   (C)
   1975-?? Robert Donnell   (d.)
   19??-?? Gloria R. Werblow   (C)

*Contact:

   Niagara Falls Bridge Commission
   P.O. Box 395
   Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 6T8
   T: (905)354-5641
   - or -
   345 3rd Street
   Niagara Falls, NY  14303
   T: (716)285-6322   F: (716)282-3292

*Schedule:

   None - tower closed in fear of
   terrorists.

*Remarks:

   Completely renovated early 1992, with
   GCNA standard console by Meeks, Watson;
   old console parts trashed in error.
   Treble bells corroding in atmospheric
   pollution from Niagara Falls spray
   contaminated with effluent from Love
   Canal dump site.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 55 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G D   /    G C 29
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The present keyboard was installed in 1992
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1948, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

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 final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson company, 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 grand carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

The four bass bells of this carillon are among all great bells in North America.

Index to all traditional carillons in ON.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11
*Photos:

(none available)


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