GETTYSBURG : USA - PA

*Location:

   Gettysburg College
   by Quarry lake, at end of
     West Lincoln Avenue
   Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.83752, W 77.24250
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Gettysburg College
   300 North Washington Street
   Gettysburg, PA  17325
   T: (717)337-3000   F: (717)337-6666
   E: plawson@gettysburg.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bass note assumed from reported weight;
   a near-twin to the 911 Memorial at the
   California Exposition and State Fair.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2002
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

*Links:

The college Website once had an article about the dedication of the carillon, but that has been removed, and now there is no information about it at all.  The campus map, buried inside the Flash-based virtual tour or downloadable as a PDF, still does not show the tower location.

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 PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 18-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/06/30


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