Index of mini-carillons in North America

Some of the chimes in North America deserve to be called "mini-carillons" because they have an arrangement of notes that is primarily chromatic rather than primarily diatonic.  They are listed here in three groups, according to the number of semitones which are missing.  Within each group, they are listed in descending order by number of bells.

NOTE:   This index is almost certainly incomplete, because there are many North American chimes for which the disposition of notes has not been reported.

Fully chromatic

These chimes have no missing semitones.
WINCHESTER - U                : USA - MA     21 - chstd
   Unitarian Church of Winchester 
     (First Unitarian Church) 
CHICAGO - STJCH               : USA - IL     20 - chstd
   St.James Catholic Church 
NEW YORK - G                  : USA - NY     20 - electric
   Grace Episcopal Church 
PHILADELPHIA - 39B            : USA - PA     20 - electric
   "39 Bells"
   Public soundscape (bells on lampposts)
WILKINSBURG - STJ             : USA - PA     20 - electric
   St.James Catholic Church
BOSTON - FCC/3                : USA - MA     18 - baton
   East tower 
   First Church of Christ, Scientist 
DAYTON - BW                   : USA - OH     18 - unique
   The Bell Wagon
   (mobile, currently in storage) 
BALTIMORE - CL                : USA - MD     16 - electric
   Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Almost chromatic

These chimes have the lowest semitone omitted.
BROOKLYN - OLGC               : USA - NY     22 - electric
   Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (RC)
ITHACA                        : USA - NY     22 - chstd
   The Cornell Chimes
   McGraw Tower 
   Cornell University 
ARDMORE                       : USA - PA     17 - electric
   St.George's Episcopal Church
   (The Nevil Memorial Church of St.George)
LARCHMONT - KKH               : USA - NY     16 - electric
   King-Kerr House
LANCASTER - G                 : USA - PA     15 - ?
   Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA) 

Nearly chromatic

These chimes have the lowest two semitones omitted.
WILMINGTON - W                : USA - DE     20 - baton
   Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
WASHINGTON - TCC              : USA - DC     20 - organ
   Third Church of Christ, Scientist 
CHARLESTON - STJ              : USA - SC     19 - organ
   St.John's Lutheran Church (ELCA) 
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE           : CANADA - ON  19 - baton
   St.Mark's Anglican Church
CHARLOTTETOWN                 : CANADA - PE  18 - none
   St.Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica
PROVIDENCE - G                : USA - RI     16 - chstd
   Grace Church in Providence (Episcopal)
PHILADELPHIA - STJL/1         : USA - PA     15 - chstd
   Wanamaker Mausoleum 
   Church of the St.James-the-Less (Episcopal)
MERIDEN                       : USA - CT     13 - chstd
   Holy Word Ministry
   (was The Unitarian Universalist Church of Meriden,
     formerly St.Paul Church, Unitarian)
DE LAND                       : USA - FL     11 - chstd
   The Eloise Chimes
   Hulley Tower 
   John B Stetson University 

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This index page was built from the database on 14-Jul-05 and last revised on 2-May-14.

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