BRYN MAWR - P : USA - PA

   Middleton Family Carillon

*Location:

   Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
   Montgomery Avenue, west of Fishers Road
   Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.02181, W 75.31141
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*Carillonist:

   Robert H. Holmes,   (A)
     Coordinator, Bryn Mawr Carillonneurs
   650 Shoemaker Lane
   King of Prussia, PA  19406-3755
   H: (610)989-0646   W: (610)254-7685
   F: (610)688-5690
   E: holmesbh@fast.net
   - and -
   Dianne L. Heard
   329 Windermere Avenue
   Lansdowne, PA  19050-1033
   H: (610)623-7140
   E: pa417heard@verizon.net

*Contact:

   Jeffrey L. Brillhart,   (A)
     Director of Music and Fine Arts
   Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
   625 Montgomery Avenue
   Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3424
   T: (610)525-2821
   E: jeffrey398@aol.com

*Schedule:

   Sundays before and after services;
   summer concert series Sundays at 7pm.

*Remarks:

   Installed September 2005;
   enlarged May 2006.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C A   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2006
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 2005, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website opens with a photo of the building, though the tower is somewhat obscured by trees.  A separate Website for Music and the Fine Arts has a section about the carillon, with several photos.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 pitch (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 PA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/06/05
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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