The McDonogh Carillon


   Tagart Memorial Chapel
   McDonogh School
   McDonogh Road
     Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.39309, W 76.77663
Site locator map


   William S. (Buck) Lyon-Vaiden   (A)
   836 Houcksville Road
   Hampstead, MD  21074-1809
   H: (410)374-4066   W: (410)581-4793
   F: (410)363-2652


   McDonogh School
     8600 McDonogh Road
     Baltimore, MD  21208
     P.O. Box 380
     Owings Mills, MD  21117-0380
   T: (410)363-0600


   For special occasions; summer series
   at 7pm on 5 Fridays, Jul-Aug.


   Original chime, with added semitones
   sharp 4th & flat 7th, was sold to the
   Verdin Co.; final disposition unknown.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 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 1978
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1898, a complete instrument of 10 bells was installed
       by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E23QH 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

On the school Website, the chapel is pictured and briefly described on a campus tour page.

A photo (180KB) of the chapel tower

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 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 MD.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MD.

   This page was built from the database on 17-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/06

(none available)

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