LONDON - RC : ENGLAND -W

   Odeon/Regal Theatre Carillon

*Location:

   (in storage)
   somewhere in London, England
*Former location (1928-64):
   Odeon (formerly Royal or Regal) Cinema
   Oxford Street at Marble Arch
     and Edgware Road
   London, W.1, England
   OS Ref. TQ 279 809
*Former location (1964-2007):
   in storage (with the organ) in Cornwall
Site locator map not yet available.

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Was mounted just offstage, and
   played from theatre organ console.
   One report claimed this instrument was
   shipped to Belgium in the mid-1960s;
   another indicated it was destroyed
   during the WW II blitz; actually, it was
   removed with the organ in 1964.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 32 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   There is no practice console
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1930
     by Gillett & Johnston
   Prior history:
     In 1928, a complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nO    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A theater organ society has a long article about the organ and the carillon. Written in 1963, it was updated to 2002.

An enormous page offers recordings and photos of many British theatre organs, including two sets from the Regal.

The Organ Historical Society's description of a recording of this organ which it sells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in UK-W.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/09/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/10/05
*Photos:

(none available)


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