ERIE - PS : USA - PA

   Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon

*Location:

   Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel
   Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
   Jordan Road near Bayfront Parkway
   Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 42.11974, W 79.97996
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*Carillonist:

   A. Daniel Frankforter,   (A)
     Professor of History
   H: (814)899-8498   W: (814)898-6447
   F: (814)898-6032   E: adf1@psu.edu

*Contact:

   Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
   Station Road
   Erie, PA  16563-1882
   T: (814)898-6000

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Four basses cast by Whitechapel.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 2002
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson (except for 4)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E14H  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
*Links:

The college Website has numerous news articles about the carillon--use the Search facility to find them.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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 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 2007/11/01
*Photos:

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