Charavay Memorial Carillon
Chapel New Brunswick Theological Seminary (Reformed Church in America) Seminary Place and College Avenue New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA LL: N 40.50176, W 74.44803*Former Location (1940-65):
Hertzog Hall*Original Location (1939-40):
Garden carillon Dutch Pavilion New York World's Fair
Kenneth Walsh '83
Rosemary Carroll, Director of Development New Brunswick Theological Seminary 17 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1196 T: (732)247-5241 F: (732)249-5412 E: email@example.com
Rarely played; electrical mechanism suffers intermittent partial or total failures.
Bells cast in 1938 in Heiligerlee; original installation had baton keyboard. Bells stored 1965-80 (clavier not kept); then installed on new chapel with electrical mechanism. The seminary shares much history with Rutgers University, which surrounds it, but they are no longer formally associated except for cross-registration.
Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the itty-bitty octave Transposition is up two octaves Keyboard range: C C / ---- There are no missing bass semitones There is no practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1980 with bells made by vanBergen in 1938 Year of latest technical information source is 1986
Illustrations © New Brunswick Seminary, used by permission:
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.
Why this instrument was a milestone in North American traditional carillon history (1938).
Index to all tower bell instruments in NJ.
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