Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon
Jeannie Porter Adams Memorial Tower Norwich University South Main Street (Vt.Highway 12) Northfield, Vermont, USA LL: N 44.1401, W 72.6591*Previous location (1934-56):
in storage at Harvard University*Original location (1933-34):
Belgian Village Chicago World's Fair
George Matthew, Jr. (C) 22 Pearl Street Brandon, VT 05733-1020 H: (802)247-9873 E: GMatthew@middlebury.edu - and - Norwich U Carillonneurs' Guild E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana L. Weggler, Senior Editor Norwich University 158 Harmon Drive Northfield, VT 05663 T: (802)485-2318 F: (802)485-2234 E: email@example.com
Most Fridays at 5pm in fall & spring; Saturdays at 1pm in July; for special event weekends (call for details).
Two practice keyboards; first, by Somers (1933) to Denyn standard, was acquired from Henry Wesson by Arthur Bigelow in 1959; second by Eijsbouts (1980s). Keyboard by Arthur Bigelow. Five smallest Michiels bells retained and retuned by Paccard. Action and console totally overhauled by R.Watson, Aug.1999.
Traditional carillon of 47 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is up 3 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C G There are two missing bass semitones There is a non-identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 1959 with 28 bells made by Paccard Prior history: In 1959, five bells were retuned by Paccard In 1956, the instrument was begun with 36 bells by Michiels (14 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1971
George Matthew's own Website has recital schedules, photos and other information.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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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