Traditional carillons in North America:
index by weight (pitch)

The table below is an index to the 186 North American traditional carillons, in order by the pitch of the bourdon (heaviest bell of the main keyboard range).  Instruments with the same bourdon pitch are in descending order by number of bells, then by missing semitones, then by state.  The key to the four column headings is at the end of the table, along with some other notes.

    Location (City : Country)               Note Chr  Nr  Transp
bourdon in the bass octave (20000 to 3000 kg) - 50 instruments
NEW YORK - RC                 : USA - NY     C    Y   74   -5
CHICAGO - UC                  : USA - IL     C#   Y   72   -4
LAKE WALES - B                : USA - FL     D#   Y   60   -2
ANN ARBOR - UM/1              : USA - MI     D#   Y   53   -4
WASHINGTON - NC/1             : USA - DC     D#   Y   53   -4
NIAGARA FALLS - RB            : CANADA - ON  E    Y   55   -3
OTTAWA - PT                   : CANADA - ON  E    Y   53   -3
SPRINGFIELD -  TR             : USA - IL     F#   Y   67   -1
NEW HAVEN - YU/1              : USA - CT     F#   Z   54   -1
LAWRENCE - KU                 : USA - KS     F#   Y   53   -1
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - KH/1       : USA - MI     G    Y   77    0
NAPERVILLE                    : USA - IL     G    Y   72    0
PRINCETON - PU                : USA - NJ     G    Y   67    0
DENVER - UD                   : USA - CO     G    Y   65    0
CENTRALIA                     : USA - IL     G    Y   65    0
BERKELEY - UC                 : USA - CA     G    Z   61    0
ANN ARBOR - UM/2              : USA - MI     G    Y   60    0
COHASSET                      : USA - MA     G    Y   57    0
INDIANAPOLIS - SRC            : USA - IN     G    X   54   -3
RICHMOND - WM                 : USA - VA     G    Y   53   -3
DURHAM - DU                   : USA - NC     G    Y   50   -3
ARLINGTON                     : USA - VA     G   *X   50   -3
ALBANY - CH                   : USA - NY     G    X   49   -3
MEXICO CITY - BNOP            : MEXICO       G    X   47   -5
HAMILTON - CCK                : CANADA - ON  G#   X   23   -4
TORONTO - MUC                 : CANADA - ON  A    X   54   -3
SPRINGFIELD - TM              : USA - MA     A    Y   48   -3
LURAY                         : USA - VA     A    X   47   -3
KENNETT SQUARE                : USA - PA     A#   Y   62    0
BLOOMINGTON - 1               : USA - IN     A#   X   61    0
GAINESVILLE                   : USA - FL     A#   X   61    0
VALLEY FORGE                  : USA - PA     A#   Z   58    0
DAYTON - D                    : USA - OH     A#   Y   57    0
WASHINGTON - NSIC             : USA - DC     A#   X   56    0
ROCHESTER                     : USA - MN     A#   X   56    0
SEWANEE - 1                   : USA - TN     A#   X   56    0
AUSTIN - 2                    : USA - TX     A#   X   56    0
MADISON - UW                  : USA - WI     A#   X   56    0
TORONTO - UT                  : CANADA - ON  A#   X   51    0
AMES                          : USA - IA     A#   Y   50    0
NORWOOD                       : USA - MA     A#   Y   50   -2
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - CCC        : USA - MI     A#   Y   50    0
MERCERSBURG                   : USA - PA     A#   Y   50    0
PHILADELPHIA - FM             : USA - PA     A#   Y   50    0
DALLAS - CG                   : USA - TX     A#   X   49    0
STAMFORD - FPC                : USA - CT     B    X   56    1
CULVER                        : USA - IN     B    Y   51   -1
HARTFORD - TC                 : USA - CT     B    X   49    1
NEW YORK - STT                : USA - NY     B    Z   26    0
SPRINGFIELD - HPC             : USA - MA     B    X   25   -1
bourdon in the middle octave (2500 to 300 kg) - 118 instruments
SANTA BARBARA                 : USA - CA     C    Z   61    0
MORGAN CITY                   : USA - LA     C    X   61    0
BIRMINGHAM - SU               : USA - AL     C    Y   60    0
CHARLESTON - C                : USA - SC     C    X   59    0
LINCOLN - FP/1                : USA - NE     C    Y   57    2
SIMSBURY                      : USA - CT     C    Y   55    0
GARDEN GROVE                  : USA - CA     C    Y   52    0
PROVO                         : USA - UT     C    Y   52    0
CLEARWATER                    : USA - FL     C    Z   49    0
ROCHESTER                     : USA - MI     C    Z   49    0
SAINT PAUL - HHPC             : USA - MN     C    Z   49    0
SPOKANE - C                   : USA - WA     C    Z   49    0
SAINT LOUIS - CS              : USA - MO     C    Y   49    0
EAST LANSING                  : USA - MI     C    X   49    2
MORRISTOWN                    : USA - NJ     C    X   49    2
RIVERSIDE - UC                : USA - CA     C    Y   48    0
STANFORD                      : USA - CA     C    Y   48    0
GLENCOE                       : USA - IL     C    Y   48    0
MUNCIE - BSU                  : USA - IN     C    Y   48    0
SALISBURY - SU                : USA - MD     C    Y   48    0
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - STH        : USA - MI     C    Y   48    0
GRAND RAPIDS                  : USA - MI     C    Y   48    0
SPRINGFIELD -- SMS            : USA - MO     C    Y   48    0
BELMONT - FPC                 : USA - NC     C    Y   48    0
WINSTON-SALEM - WF            : USA - NC     C    Y   48    0
MEMPHIS - I                   : USA - TN     C    Y   48    0
DALLAS - HP                   : USA - TX     C    Y   48    0
WACO - BU/2                   : USA - TX     C    Y   48    0
MILWAUKEE - MU                : USA - WI     C    Y   48    0
ATHENS                        : USA - WV     C    Y   48    0
OTTAWA - STJ                  : CANADA - ON  C    X   47    0
CEDAR FALLS                   : USA - IA     C    X   47    0
MINNEAPOLIS - CL              : USA - MN     C    X   47    0
OMAHA - UNO                   : USA - NE     C    X   47    0
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - CS        : USA - OH     C    X   47    0
CLEMSON - CU                  : USA - SC     C    X   47    0
JACKSON                       : USA - TN     C    X   47    0
GREEN BAY - FL                : USA - WI     C    X   47    0
CHICAGO - STC                 : USA - IL     C    Y   43    0
RUMSON                        : USA - NJ     C    Y   26    0
GROSSE POINTE FARMS - GPMC    : USA - MI     C#   Y   48    1
MARIEMONT                     : USA - OH     C#   X   49    3
VICTORIA - NCC                : CANADA - BC  D    Y   62    2
DETROIT - STMR                : USA - MI     D    X   51    2
FREDERICK - BP                : USA - MD     D    X   49    4
HUNTSVILLE                    : USA - AL     D    Y   48    1
MCDONOGH                      : USA - MD     D    Y   48    2
CHARLOTTE - CPC               : USA - NC     D    Y   48    2
FORT WASHINGTON               : USA - PA     D    Y   48    2
SAN ANTONIO - CC              : USA - TX     D    Y   48    2
ALFRED                        : USA - NY     D    X   47    2
PHILADELPHIA - STV            : USA - PA     D    X   47    2
SAN LUIS POTOSI               : MEXICO       D    Y   36    0
GROSSE POINTE FARMS - CC      : USA - MI     D    X   35    3
PHILADELPHIA - HT             : USA - PA     D    X   25    2
MONTREAL - O                  : CANADA - QU  D#   Y   56    3
BEREA - 2                     : USA - KY     D#   X   56    5
TORONTO - EP                  : CANADA - ON  D#  +X   50    5
HOLLAND                       : USA - PA     D#   Z   49    3
ALLENDALE                     : USA - MI     D#   Y   48    3
NORTHAMPTON - 1               : USA - MA     D#   Y   48    3
CLEVELAND - CC                : USA - OH     D#   X   47    3
ROANOKE - HC                  : USA - VA     D#   X   47    3
NORTHFIELD                    : USA - VT     D#   X   47    3
NEW YORK - STM                : USA - NY     D#   X   42    3
OKLAHOMA CITY - STL           : USA - OK     D#   X   42    3
GREENWOOD - CSMBC             : USA - SC     D#   X   35    3
MIDDLETOWN - A                : USA - OH     D#   X   35    3
GLOUCESTER                    : USA - MA     D#   Y   31    3
NEW CANAAN                    : USA - CT     D#   X   30    3
MIDDLETOWN -- WU              : USA - CT     D#   X   24    3
MIDDLEBURY                    : USA - VT     E    Y   48    4
PLAINFIELD                    : USA - NJ     E    X   47    4
STORRS - CC                   : USA - CT     E    Y   36    4
DANBURY - STJ                 : USA - CT     E    X   25    4
DES MOINES - STP              : USA - IA     E    X   25    4
DETROIT - JAPC                : USA - MI     E    X   23    4
CONCORD - S                   : USA - NH     E    X   23    4
CORPUS CHRISTI - FBC          : USA - TX     F    X   51    7
BRYN MAWR - P                 : USA - PA     F    Z   49    5
SUGAR GROVE - Mobile          : USA - OH     F    Y   48    5
MISSOULA                      : USA - MT     F    X   47    5
AMHERST - UM                  : USA - MA     F    X   42    5
OKLAHOMA CITY - WPC           : USA - OK     F    X   42    5
HOUSTON - STJ                 : USA - TX     F    X   42    5
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STP       : USA - OH     F    X   25    5
BIRMINGHAM - FPC              : USA - AL     F#   Z   37    6
GUELPH                        : CANADA - ON  F#   Y   36    6
PLAINFIELD                    : USA - IL     F#   X   23    6
SIMCOE                        : CANADA - ON  F#   X   23    6
HOUSTON - HV                  : USA - TX     G    Y   53   12
GASTONIA - FPC                : USA - NC     G    X   49    9
CORPUS CHRISTI - CGS          : USA - TX     G    Y   48    7
ERIE - PS                     : USA - PA     G    Y   48    7
NEW BRITAIN - FCC             : USA - CT     G    X   37    7
SHARON                        : USA - PA     G    X   35    7
WELLESLEY                     : USA - MA     G    X   32    7
CHARLOTTESVILLE               : USA - VA     G    X   23    7
NOTRE DAME                    : USA - IN     G    X   23    7
NASHVILLE - BU                : USA - TN     G#   Y   43    8
SAN JOSE                      : USA - CA     G#   X   24    8
COVINGTON - GP                : USA - KY     A    Y   43    9
GREENCASTLE                   : USA - IN     A    X   37    9
LA PORTE                      : USA - IN     A    Y   36    9
WILMINGTON --                 : USA - OH     A    X   35    9
EVANSTON - SW                 : USA - IL     A    X   35    9
READING - SLC                 : USA - PA     A    Y   24    9
NEW MILFORD                   : USA - CT     A    X   23    9
WEST HARTFORD                 : USA - CT     A#   Y   50   12
ROCHESTER - UR                : USA - NY     A#  +X   50   12
NEW WILMINGTON                : USA - PA     A#   X   42   10
ELSAH - 2                     : USA - IL     A#   X   39   12
GLENDALE - CT                 : USA - OH     A#   Y   36   10
ABILENE - MMC                 : USA - TX     A#   X   35   10
DENVER - CWC                  : USA - CO     A#   X   30   10
HOUSTON - TLC                 : USA - TX     A#   X   25   10
LUBBOCK - TTU                 : USA - TX     B    Y   43   11
LANSING - C                   : USA - MI     B   *X   36   11
bourdon in the treble octave (250 to 60 kg) - 15 instruments
WILLIAMSVILLE                 : USA - NY     C    Z   44   12
BLOOMINGTON - 2               : USA - IN     C    X   42   12
WICHITA FALLS - MSU           : USA - TX     C    Z   37   12
WACO - STA                    : USA - TX     C   +X   36   17
POTTSTOWN - Mobile/1          : USA - PA     C    X   35   12
POTTSTOWN - Mobile/2          : USA - PA     C    X   35   12
NASHVILLE - LU                : USA - TN     C    X   35   12
CHARLOTTE - MPP               : USA - NC     C    Z   27   12
DALLAS - SMK                  : USA - TX     C    Z   25   12
SCOTTSDALE                    : USA - AZ     C    Z   25   12
SHERMAN                       : USA - TX     C   +Y   25   12
AIKEN                         : USA - SC     C    X   23   12
OOLTEWAH                      : USA - TN     D    Y   26   14
GATES MILLS                   : USA - OH     D    X   23   14
WASHINGTON - ZP               : USA - DC     F    X   35   17
bourdon in the "itty-bitty" octave (55 kg or less) - 1 instrument
NEWARK - S                    : USA - OH     C    X   35   24
not indexed (weight unknown) - 1 instrument
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ              : MEXICO       -    -   48    -

Key to column headings:

Note
pitch of the bourdon (bass bell) of the carillon. (In rare instances there may be a heavier sub-bourdon bell; see below.)

Chr
chromatics indicator:
Z = fully chromatic (no missing semitones)
Y = missing one semitone in the bass (typically keyboard C# or B)
X = missing two semitones in the bass (typically keyboard C#,D# or B,C#)
+X = same as "X" but has an additional sub-bourdon bell, separated by at least two semitones from the one indicated under "Note".
*X = same as "X" but also has a treble semitone missing somewhere.
- = unknown

Nr
number of bells (notes) in the carillon.

Transp
transposition from the keyboard notes to the pitches of the corresponding bells, in semitones.  (Thus the number "12" reflects transposition upward one octave, while "-3" reflects transposition downward by a minor third.)

Notes:

The table is sorted first on the pitch of the bass bell, then on the number of bells, then on the chromatics indicator, then on state/province.  The actual weight of the bass bell is not used.

The weight range indicators for each octave are only gross approximations, and should not be taken to represent any specific bell.

You can see the count of instruments corresponding to each note on the summary page.


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