Mead Memorial Chapel Middlebury College 75 Hepburn Road Middlebury, Vermont, USA LL: N 44.0089, W 73.1789
George Matthew, Jr., (C) College Carillonneur 22 Pearl Street Brandon, VT 05733-1020 H: (802)247-9873 E: GMatthew@middlebury.edu
Chaplain Laurel M. Jordan Middlebury College Middlebury, VT 05753 T: (802)443-5626 E: email@example.com - or - Music Department T: (802)443-5221 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - T: (802)443-5000 [general information]
Every evening (students); 4pm Friday in summer (guests)
In the 1986 expansion, 8 of the original bells were heavily retuned; the vanBergen bells, cast in 1959 for Atlantic Methodist Church, North Quincy, MA, were reported as also retuned, but that was not the case; the Paccard bells were cast in 1985; the practice and playing consoles from Atlantic Methodist Church, along with the original chimestand, are in this tower as museum pieces; present playing and practice consoles by Paccard. In 2001, Meeks & Watson replaced the 12 vanBergen bells with M&W bells, retuned 3 of the Meneely basses (including the bourdon), tweaked the tuning of a few of the Paccard trebles, and re-worked the existing action.
Traditional carillon of 48 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is up 4 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C C There is one missing bass semitone There is an identical practice console 12 bells were recast or replaced in 2001 by Meeks,Watson Prior history: In 1986, the instrument was enlarged to its present size with bells made by Paccard (27 bells remain from that work.) Included in the 1986 enlargement were 12 bells by vanBergen (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1915, the instrument was begun with 11 bells by Meneely/Wvlt (9 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2002
The Middlebury Carillonneurs have their own Website, which has a lot of good photos and other information. Curiously, you can't find it through Middlebury's main Website, even via the search engine.
George Matthew's own Website has recital schedules, photos and other information.
An article in the campus newspaper has a photo of George Matthew Jr. at the keyboard, plus a photo of the original chimestand, on display within the tower. Also shows parts of two carillon keyboards.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.
Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.
Index to all traditional carillons in VT.
Index to all tower bell instruments in VT.
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