Christopher Hansen Memorial Carillon


   Central United Methodist Church
   North Capitol Avenue at West Ottawa St.
   Lansing, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.73477, W 84.55405
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   Janet Geissler
*Past carillonneurs:
   Mano R. Hardies  (d.)


   Beverly K. Dodge
   Central Methodist Church
   215 North Capitol Avenue
   Lansing, MI  48933-1303
   T: (517)489-9477




   Treble C# is omitted.  Original pedal
   range was 4 notes less at upper end.
   Practice keyboard by Taylor, pedal C-F.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 36 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 11 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C CD  /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  8 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   14 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  16 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  20%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996

The church Website has a small photo of the building at the bottom of the home page.  The History page has a paragraph about the carillon, and two photos of it.

A historic markers page has a tower photo and a brief history of the building.

News article, with photo in the belfry and photo of the playing keyboard

A Waymarking page has three photos and a bit of history.

Where 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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in MI.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.

   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 2015/08/05

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