Trinity Singing Tower
   Trinity United Methodist Church
   Sumner Avenue at Kenwood Terrace
   Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.08471, W 72.56239
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   (none appointed)
*Past carillonists:
   1928-?? Melvin C. Corbett
   19??-64 Mrs.Dorothy B. Mulrooney
   19xx-96 Kenneth T. Miller, Jr.
   20xx-22 Becky Rosendahl Isaacson


   Trinity Methodist Church
   361 Sumner Avenue
   Springfield, MA  01108-2309
   T: 413-737-5311   F: 413-781-4083
   - or -
   Michael Carney, Director of Music
   E: mcarneymusic361@gmail.com


   Sundays before 1030 worship service
   (bass octave only)


   Originally had one octave (13 notes)
   of doubled trebles (total 61 bells);
   all disconnected by 1948, but the bells
   remain in the frame (the only such
   set remaining in North America, as is
   the disconnected original Aeolian
   electro-pneumatic player system).
   2023: Mostly unplayable for lack of
   maintenance; cellphone antennas in
   belfry may make maintenance hazardous;
   one doubled treble removed to display.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nE    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  7 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   13 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  18 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  40%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

This is one of only eight carillons which were originally equipped with Taylor's doubled trebles.

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page

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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert 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 2023/06/22

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