Hillcrest Park Cemetery
   Parker Street opposite Vann Street
   Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.12898, W 72.49278
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*Former carillonist:
   1948-60 A.Bigelow,
           Memorial Day concerts


   Hillcrest Park Cemetery
   895 Parker Street
   Springfield, MA  01129
   T: 413-782-2311
   E: hillcrestparkcemetery@gmail.com
      Webform @ hillcrestparkcemetery.com




   Bells cast 1936; tower and carillon
   given in memory of Frederick William
   Swindells by his parents.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1937
     with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  8 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   12 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  15 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   .%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1963

A vintage postcard has the "Chime Tower" in the background.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in MA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jul-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/06/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09

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