Brown & Church Carillon


   Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons
   Salisbury University
   Ocean Highway (Bus.US.13),
     north of Bateman Street
   Salisbury, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 38.3465, W 75.6053
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   Dr.William M. Folger, Professor,
   Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
   Fulton Hall
   T: (410)543-6386
   - and - 
   Susan Zimmer, Organist & Pianist
   Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
*Past carillonists:
   ded.6Se2017 Joey Brink


   Salisbury University
   1101 Camden Avenue
   Salisbury, MD  21801
   T: (410)543-6030  [public relations]


   Westminster tune at the hour, 8am-8pm;
   hour strike on the bourdon.


   Two basses cast by Whitechapel;
   electric action player system in console.
   Practice keyboard in Fulton Hall.
   Dummy bass C# key & pedal in playing
   console, active in practice keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   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 2017
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson (except for 2)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E48   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  60%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018

News article announcing the dedicatory recital

News article (15Je'18) announcing carillon concert by Lisa Lonie & Janet Tebbel; with clickable photo of the tower (prior to installation of the bells).

News article (Jul.2017) reporting the lifting of the bells into the tower.  A clickable photo of the bells on the ground shows the two Whitechapel bells in the foreground and some M&W bells in the background.  Live photos show that the console is equipped with an electro-pneumatic autoplay system.

Press release on the Apr.2015 groundbreaking for the new building.

News article on construction of the tower

Press release on topping out the tower framework

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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.

Index to all traditional carillons in MD.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MD.

   This page was built from the database on 18-Sep-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/09/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/20

Tower from west
Tower from south
Practice console
Playing console
Auto action on playing console
Bass bell
Middle bells
Belfry floor, showing hatches

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