Simon Goodman Memorial Carillon


   Collett Mall
   Wilmington College
   College and Douglas Streets
   Wilmington, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.44464, W 83.81765
*Original Location (1958-9):
   Vatican Pavilion
   Brussels World's Fair
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*Past carillonist:
   19??-?? Albert Meyer  (1922-2012)(C)


   Wilmington College
   Wilmington, OH  45177
   T: 937-382-6661
   E: public_relations@wilmington.edu


   (Silenced in Aug.2023 because of
   unspecified safety concerns)


   Bells cast in 1958.
   Denomination - Quaker.
   Rehung in 2006 by Meeks, Watson & Co.,
   with new clappers, radial action, &c.
   Chime Master Systems added electric
   action for first 24 bells, with
   external strikers from Eijsbouts.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C D   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1960
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E24   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 11 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  20 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 1974

On the College Website, the campus map shows the location and shape of the tower; click on it (#6) to find a small page about the carillon, with a photo of the tower.

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  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20

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