Summary for North America: pitch

The diagram below presents a summary of the 183 North American traditional carillons according to the pitch of the bourdon (principal bass bell, ignoring any sub-bourdon) when that is known.  (One is unknown at present.)  The middle two lines represent the keys of a keyboard according to their names and approximate positions.  Above the "black notes" and below the "white notes" are the numbers of traditional carillons which have a bass bell of the corresponding pitch.

The first note on the left is an octave below middle C; a bell of this pitch weighs about 20 tons.


  1   3     3   1  17     3   16    3   2   8     .   .     .   .   .

  #   #     #   #   #     #   #     #   #   #     #   #     #   #   #   
C   D   E F   G   A   B C   D   E F   G   A   B C   D   E F   G   A   B C

1   .   2 .  14   3   5 38 12   7 8  10   7   2 12  2   . 1   .   .   . 1

\---  bass octave  ---/ \--- middle octave ---/ \--- treble octave ---/ !

Weight unknown:  1

To see which instruments correspond to a particular note, look at the index according to pitch for this region.

This diagram is on the same scale as the corresponding summary for rings.


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