Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial


   Jeannie Porter Adams Memorial Tower
   Norwich University
   South Main Street (Vt.Highway 12)
   Northfield, Vermont, USA
   LL: N 44.14008, W 72.65947
*Previous location (1934-56):
   in storage at Harvard University
*Original location (1933-34):
   Belgian Village
   Chicago World's Fair
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   George Matthew, Jr.   (C)
   22 Pearl Street
   Brandon, VT  05733-1020
   H: 802-247-9873 
*Past carillonists:
   1959-75 Col. Jon Borowicz
   1975-85 Major James Bennett
     and   Prof. Richard Cutts
     and   Robert Donnell


   Sadie Hale, Executive Secretary
     to the President


   Most Fridays at 5pm in fall & spring;
   Saturdays at 1pm in July; for special
   event weekends (call for details).


   Two practice keyboards; first, by
   Somers (1933) to Denyn standard, was
   acquired from Henry Wesson by Arthur
   Bigelow in 1959; second by Eijsbouts
   (1980s).  Keyboard by Arthur Bigelow.
   Five smallest Michiels bells retained
   and retuned by Paccard.
   Action and console totally overhauled
   by R.Watson, Aug.1999.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1959
     with 28 bells made by Paccard      
   Prior history:
     In 1959, five bells were retuned
       by Paccard     
     In 1956, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       by Michiels    
       Pitch of heaviest bell was A  in the middle octave
       There was one missing bass semitone
       (14 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  6 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   10 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  12 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  70%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971

On the university Website, try Search for "carillon" to locate three recent illustrated news articles about the carillon. 

George Matthew's own Website has recital schedules, photos and other information.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 VT.

Index to all tower bell instruments in VT.

   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 1992/05/09

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