Frances Morgan Swain Student Building
   Indiana University
   701 East Kirkwood Avenue (Fifth Street)
   Bloomington, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 39.16695, W 86.52551
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   Office of the Dean
   School of Music
   Indiana University
   Bloomington, IN  47405-2200
   T: (812)855-1583


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.


   Original chime, clock and tower
   destroyed by fire, December 1990.
   Replacement designed by R.M.Watson;
   traditional chimestand built by
   Meeks, Watson & Co. for Verdin Co.
   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th
   in both original and replacement.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1991
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1905, a complete instrument of 11 bells was installed
       by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4H   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

A history page includes another early photo from a different perspective. 

The IU/Bloomington Website has an excellent campus map; it would be superb if it were linked to building photos and descriptions. Unfortunately this Website appears not to have any useful current information about the building.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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 chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IN, including two on this campus: the Metz Carillon (-1) and the "practice" carillon on the Music Addition Building (-2).

   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/09/30

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