The Foreman Carillon


   Simsbury United Methodist Church
   Hopmeadow Street (U.S.Hwy.202)
     at Plank Hill Road
   Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.87605, W 72.80171
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   Christopher Eberly
   32 Pine Glen Road
   Simsbury, CT  06070-2752
   T: 860-651-3556
*Past carillonists:
   Rev. Kenneth E. White
   Delores Dupuis
   2007-16 Daniel Kerry Kehoe   (C)


   Dr. W. Carlton Coppersmith   (A)
   13 Sachems Trail
   West Simsbury, CT  06092-2526
   H: 860-658-7864   W: 203-687-8082
   F: 203-687-8019
   - or -
   Simsbury United Methodist Church
   799 Hopmeadow Street
   Simsbury, CT  06070-1821
   T: (203)651-3356


   Sundays after church services;
   Sundays in July at 7 pm


   Also in the belfry is the original
   church bell by Meneely & Co., West Troy,
   NY, 1840.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 55 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1986
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

The church Website has a drawing of the building on the home page.  In the Music section is a text page about the carillon.

A Web page on Connecticut Carillons (archived in 2003) has brief descriptions of 10 of the 11 carillons in this state, with thumbnail photos linked to larger JPEG files.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 CT.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CT.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/12/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/03/05

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