William James Pharr Carillon


   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   South Central Avenue
     at South Main Street
   Belmont, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.2381, W 81.0415
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   Mary F. McFarland   (C)
   101 Allen Street
   Belmont, NC  28012-9572
   H: (704)825-1840


   First Presbyterian Church
   Suzanne Fairbairn, Director of Music
   P.O. Box 1
   Belmont, NC  28012-0001
   T: (704)825-3357  /  H: (704)827-8729



*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 1984
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The church Website opens with a drawing of the building, showing some of the bells in the belfry.  There is a page about the carillon (under Music).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 NC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/17

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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