OOLTEWAH : USA - TN

   The Linnie M. Barger Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
   Ooltewah-Georgetown Road
     near Providence Road
   Ooltewah, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.13276, W 85.04476
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*Carillonist:

   William H. Barger, Parish Musician  (H)
   PO Box 429
   McDonald, TN  37353-0429
   H: (423)894-2309   W: (423)559-1000
   E: bbarger@bargerandnixorgans.com

*Contact:

   St.Francis of Assisi Church
   7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road
   Ooltewah, TN  37363-9582
   T: (423)238-7708   F: (423)238-7672

*Schedule:

   Every Sunday plus special occasions.
   Visitors welcome.

*Remarks:

   First expansion done April 2005;
   expansion to carillon completed June
   2007.  Original bourdon (now at the
   fourth) also swings (by hand), as does
   new bourdon and new minor third.
   Original chime keyboard sold to
   NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE,  CANADA - ON  for
   expansion project there.
   2010: Bass bell on order to provide
   the last semitone.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 14 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C D   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 2006
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 2005, the instrument was enlarged to 20 bells
       by Meeks,Watson
     In 2002, the instrument was begun with 19 bells
       with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   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:

More detailed information about the chime can be found at the bottom of a newsletter from the donor's company.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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 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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in TN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.

*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 2013/08/09
*Photos:

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