The Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon
Barker Tower Chapel Mercersburg Academy Rutledge Road at Sycamore Avenue Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 39.82457, W 77.89987
James A. Brinson, organist (A) H: (717)328-5819 W: (717)328-6334 F: (717)328-6375 E: BrinsonJ@mercersburg.edu*Past carillonists:
1926-28 Anton Brees (d.) 1928-81 Brian Barker (1903-1984) 1981-2009 James Winston Smith (1939-2009)(C)
Mercersburg Academy 300 East Seminary Street Mercersburg, PA 17236-1551 T: (717)328-6173 -or- (800)588-2550 F: (717)328-6211
Sunday at 3pm during school terms.
Original G&J practice keyboard sold; destination unknown. Original G&J playing keyboard on display in playing room. Added bells and new playing keyboard (1996) by Meeks & Watson. Newly-acquired practice keyboard by Taylor, 1973, - Z 54: G C / G C 29, was formerly at Iowa State University. M&W replaced an octave of G&J trebles (preserved in the tower) as well as all clappers not previously replaced; the largest four were completed in Spring 2004, along with replacement of F#5; in Spring 2006 the F5 (ordered in Fall 2004) was replaced. May 2008: bass C# cast by Whitechapel to G&J heavy profile, with fittings and installation by Meeks, Watson & Co.
Traditional carillon of 50 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: A#C / A#C 26 There is one missing bass semitone There is a non-identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2008 with 1 bells made by Whitechapel Prior history: In 2006, 2 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Meeks,Watson (2 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 2003, 12 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Meeks,Watson (12 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1996, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells with bells made by Meeks,Watson (6 bells remain from that work.) In 1926, the instrument was begun with 43 bells by Gillett & Johnston (29 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2007
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