The Memorial Carillon


   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   East Garrison Boulevard
     at Burtonwood Drive
   Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.25228, W 81.15443
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*Past carillonists:
   1973-76 John E Hebblethwaite
   1976-89 Helen Styers
   19??-?? Amelia Pritchett
   19??-?? Peggy L. Walton
   19??-2006 Mary McFarland   (C)


   First Presbyterian Church
   1621 East Garrison Boulevard
   Gastonia, NC  28054-5130
   T: (704)864-2651   F: (704)864-5956
   E: communications/@/ fpcgastonia DOTorg




   Rehung with new transmission and
   keyboards by Meeks & Watson; bass C#
   key & pedal are present (dummies).
   Tower also contains a swinging bell
   by Vanduzen, 1895.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in 2002
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1973, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I42E  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   11 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  22 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The church Website has a photo of the building and bell tower on the Visitors page, but the carillon is not mentioned anywhere.  In a previous version of the Website, there was a Photo Gallery which claimed to offer a page of pictures from the "recent renovation", but it was inaccessible when checked in May'05.

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  5-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/05/31

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