WILLIAMSVILLE : USA - NY

   The Niederlander Carillon

*Location:

   Calvary Episcopal Church
   Milton Street at South Cayuga Road
   Williamsville, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.96015, W 78.74682
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*Player:

   Gloria R. Werblow, Carillonneur   (C)
   37 Noel Drive
   Williamsville, NY  14221-3220
   H: (716)632-4405   W: (716)633-7800
   E: Carillon1@AOL.com

*Contact:

   Calvary Episcopal Church
   20 Milton Street
   Williamsville, NY  14221-6704
   T: (716)633-7800

*Schedule:

   Wednesday 7pm in summer (guests).

*Remarks:

   Original bells from Heiligerlee
   foundry; later ones from Greenwood.
   P&F added 7, replaced 2 Heiligerlee &
   6 Greenwood bells.  Meeks & Watson
   replaced 2 more Greenwood bells,
   retuned all remaining Greenwood bells
   and four of the Heiligerlee bells, and
   replaced clappers of all except the
   11 un-retuned basses (7 Heiligerlee
   and 4 Greenwood).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 44 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   2 bells were replaced in 1996
     by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1995, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
       (13 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1966, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (16 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1959, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (13 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the tower and a mention of the carillon on the home page.  The carillon is described on the choir page (under Ministries / Music), though the latest work is not mentioned there.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in NY.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 20-Mar-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/03/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/03/18


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