NORTHFIELD : USA - VT

   Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial
     Carillon

*Location:

   Jeannie Porter Adams Memorial Tower
   Norwich University
   South Main Street (Vt.Highway 12)
   Northfield, Vermont, USA
   LL: N 44.1401, W 72.6591
*Previous location (1934-56):
   in storage at Harvard University
*Original location (1933-34):
   Belgian Village
   Chicago World's Fair
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*Player:

   George Matthew, Jr.   (C)
   22 Pearl Street
   Brandon, VT  05733-1020
   H: (802)247-9873 
   E: GMatthew@middlebury.edu
   - and -
   Norwich U Carillonneurs' Guild
   E: nucarillon@norwich.edu

*Contact:

   Diana L. Weggler, Senior Editor
   Norwich University
   158 Harmon Drive
   Northfield, VT  05663
   T: (802)485-2318   F: (802)485-2234
   E: dweggler@norwich.edu

*Schedule:

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

*Remarks:

   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    
       (14 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09


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