Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon


   Thomas J. Emery Memorial Carillon Tower
   Dogwood Park
   Pleasant Street, near Wooster Pike
   Mariemont, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.14440, W 84.38129
Site locator map


   Richard D. Gegner   (C)
   3718 Settle Road
   Cincinnati, OH  45227-3020
   H: 513-271-8519
   - and -
   Richard M. Watson   (C)
   PO Box 567
   Georgetown, OH  45121-0567
   T: 937-378-BELL  [-2355]
   F: 937-378-2267   E:
*Past carillonists:
   19??-2008 Albert Meyer  (1922-2012)(C)


   The Thomas J. Emery Memorial
   2500 PNC Center
   201 East 5th Street
   Cincinnati, OH  45202-4174
   T: 513-621-3124


   Sundays at 7pm in summer (late April
   to Sept.) and 4pm in winter; major
   holidays at 2pm: Memorial Day,
   Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanks-
   giving, Christmas, New Year's Day.


   Cambridge (Westminster) complete
   5-phrase pattern played (without
   hour strike) by mechanical drum at
   8am, noon, 6pm; vesper hymn played
   by electric roll player.
   Sep.2007: Major renovation beginning,
   with total rehang plus rearrangement
   of trebles, new clappers & action, new
   playing & practice keyboards, plus
   air conditioning.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1969
     with bells by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1929, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       Transposition was up  1 semitone(s)
       Keyboard range was:     C C   /    C C   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E14Q4 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970

The Historic Mariemont Foundation include a photo of part of the tower, as well as several paragraphs on its history.  The "tour" link at the end of that text presents a QuickTime panorama of the park; zoom in and pan up to see more detail of the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in OH.

Index to all tower bell instruments in OH.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1976/12/31

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