Flory Memorial Carillon


   Second Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   East Church & North 2nd Streets
   Newark, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.05977, W 82.40206
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In Google's overhead photography, the shadow of the bells and bell frame is clearly visible on the roof behind that frame.


   Jo Nelson
*Past carillonist:
   19??-?? James A. McPeek


   Second Presbyterian Church
     42 East Church Street
     PO Box 428
   Newark, OH  43055
   T: (614)349-8691
   E: spcoffice/@/windstream DOTnet




   The lightest hand-playable carillon in
   North America; uses internal hammers
   with external pivots.
   Metal-framed Dutch keyboard by P&F.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  5 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    8 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  10 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page; the carillon is NOT located in the visible tower, but out of the picture to the left.  There is no information about the carillon (as of June 2006).

Video (0:45) of the carillon being played (exterior only); some of the action of the unusual underslung clappers can be seen.

Where 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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium 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 31-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/08/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/11/15

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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