Thornburg Carillon [sic]


   James E. Morrow Library
   Marshall University
   Third Avenue, east of Hal Greer Blvd.
   Huntington, West Virginia, USA
   LL: N 38.42401, W 82.42952
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   Vicki P. Stroeher
   Department of Music
   Marshall University
   1 John Marshall Drive
   Huntington, WV  25755
   W: (304)696-6437


   Marshall University
   400 Hal Greer Boulevard
   Huntington, WV  25755
   T: (304)696-3170  [general info.]
   - or -
   Dale Osburn
   Physical Plant
   W: (304)696-6616




   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1983
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQ4   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

The Marshall University Website includes a page about Morrow Library, with clickable photo, but the cupola housing this chime is hidden by the trees.  A page of miscellaneous photos includes one of the commemorative bell outside Morrow Library, relating the fact of the Thornburgs' gift.  The pitch of this bell is C#, just a halftone higher than the bass bell of the chime.

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 chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in WV.

   This page was built from the database on  5-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/11/09

Morrow Library

commemorative bell

Paccard/vanBergen monogram on commemorative bell

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