Austin Cornelius Dunham Memorial


   Storrs Congregational Church (UCC)
   North Eagleville Road and Storrs Road
     (CT Hwy.195)
   Storrs, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.81187, W 72.25040
Site locator map


   (none appointed)
*Past carillonists:
   7Jun1931 ded. Melvin C. Corbett
   1931-?? G. Safford Torrey   (d.1977)
   2009-20 David M. Maker   (C)


   Storrs Congregational Church
   2 North Eagleville Road
   Storrs, CT  06268
   T: 860-429-9382   F: 860-429-9693
   - or -
   Dr.Patricia Snyder,
     Director of Music Ministry


   Monthly recitals in summer (Mondays)
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   from Seth Thomas tower clock.


   Carillon owned by University of
   Connecticut (originally Connecticut
   Agricultural College); first 29 bells
   installed in time for use at
   commencement 1931; last 2 installed
   later that year.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C F   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2011
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson 
   Prior history:
     In 1931, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       Keyboard range was:     C G   /    C F   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4HnI1
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 11 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   15 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  18 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  70%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page.  There is a carillon page with photos, description and history of the instrument.

Early newspaper articles from the Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut:
  17 Aug 1930, Sun, Page 9
  28 May 1931, Thu, Page 4
  17 Oct 1931, Sat, Page 11

Wikipedia article on G. Safford Torrey (1891-1971)

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 the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium 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  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/03/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/20

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