Mead Memorial Chapel Middlebury College 75 Hepburn Road Middlebury, Vermont, USA LL: N 44.00914, W 73.17887
George Matthew, Jr., (C) College Carillonneur 22 Pearl Street Brandon, VT 05733-1020 H: (802)247-9873 E: GMatthew@middlebury.edu
Chaplain Mark Orten Middlebury College Middlebury, VT 05753 T: (802)443-5626 - or - Music Department T: (802)443-5221 E: email@example.com - or - T: (802)443-5000 [general information]
Daily at 12:30 (sometimes by students); 6pm Friday in summer (guests), except 3pm before summer graduation
In the 1986 expansion, 8 of the original bells were heavily retuned; the vanBergen bells, cast in 1959 for Atlantic Methodist Church, North Quincy, MA, were reported as also retuned, but that was not the case; the Paccard bells were cast in 1985; the practice and playing consoles from Atlantic Methodist Church, along with the original chimestand, are in this tower as museum pieces; present playing and practice consoles by Paccard. In 2001, Meeks & Watson replaced the 12 vanBergen bells with M&W bells, retuned 3 of the Meneely basses (including the bourdon), tweaked the tuning of a few of the Paccard trebles, and re-worked the existing action.
Traditional carillon of 48 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is up 4 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C C There is one missing bass semitone There is an identical practice console 12 bells were recast or replaced in 2001 by Meeks,Watson Prior history: In 1986, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells with bells made by Paccard (27 bells remain from that work.) Included in the 1986 enlargement were 12 bells by vanBergen (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1915, the instrument was begun with 11 bells with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt (9 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2002
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