The Marsh Family Memorial Carillon


   Joseph F. Marsh Hall
     (Administration Building)
   Concord University
     (was Concord College)
   Pump House Road (Co.Hwy.9/7)
   Athens, West Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.42406, W 81.00531
Site locator map


   (none appointed)
*Past carillonists:
   1997Oc10 ded. Robin Austin   (C)
   1997-?? Jane W. Smith
   2005-11 Jesse Ratcliffe
   2012-16 (none)
   2016-18 Kipp B. Cortez   (C)
   2018-21 (none)


   Dr.Peter Viscusi, Vice-President
     and Academic Dean
   T: 304-384-5243
   E: pviscusi/@/concord DOTedu
   - or -
   Dr. Jacob Womack, Professor of Music
   T: 304-384-5306
   - or -
   Concord University
     1000 Vermillion Street
     Athens, WV  24712
     PO Box 1000
     Athens, WV  24712-1000
   T: 800-344-6679   F: 304-384-9044




   Practice keyboard uses MIDI for sound
   Major renovation in 2016 by Chime
   Master Systems.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1997
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EH    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1998

The College's own Website has a sketch of the new belfry in its upper left corner.  There is a page that gives the full history of the carillon.  One of the series of photos which alternate on the Visitors page shows the Administration Building and the belfry.  Alternate link.
Webpage about the Carillon/Organ faculty (endowed) position available.

News article on the will of the late Joseph F. Marsh, Jr., which includes funds to maintain the carillon "in first-class operating condition."  With photo of the administration building and belfry.

News article on the recent renovation of the carillon, with photo of Kipp Cortez and the building.

Where 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 WV.

Index to all tower bell instruments in WV.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jul-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/06/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1998/03/01

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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