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Old 04-19-2017, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Carillons and Chimes in North America

I was researching colleges that have bell towers / carillons and I came across this website. It allows you to search and sort carillons in the country by different aspects such as state, type of building, traditional or non-traditional, etc. and will even map them out for you.

It does not include electronic carillons that mimic the sound of bells.

It turns out only 66 universities in North America have traditional carillons.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I haven't seen too many carillons, but the one in Springfield, IL is quite lovely.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Not a university, but there is a carillon at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta.

https://www.stonemountainpark.com/ac.../Carillon.aspx
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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The one at Stone Mountain is not a real carillon according to the website that I linked to. It must be electronic, using taped sounds of bells or something other than bells.

The carillon at Auburn University in Samford Hall is electronic but it sounds like bells to me. Most people probably can't tell the difference.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Here is the carillon of the Peace Tower on Canada's federal parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario. (The equivalent to the US Capitol.)


This is the traditional melody of the bells. They also play a variety of music on it for special occasions.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns3Ilm-39A8
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The one at Stone Mountain is not a real carillon according to the website that I linked to. It must be electronic, using taped sounds of bells or something other than bells.

The carillon at Auburn University in Samford Hall is electronic but it sounds like bells to me. Most people probably can't tell the difference.
From the website I posted.

"The Park's carillon has been played by Mabel Sharp for over 30 years."
It's likely that it has both capabilities.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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It doesn't have bells so it isn't a real carillon. It is electronic.

Carillon bells are massive so when you see Stone Mountain's has 732 'bells', that indicates it is electronic. I think true carillons are usually no larger than 77 bells.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It doesn't have bells so it isn't a real carillon. It is electronic.

Carillon bells are massive so when you see Stone Mountain's has 732 'bells', that indicates it is electronic. I think true carillons are usually no larger than 77 bells.
Merriam-Webster says it qualifies. You don't. Hmm, whom to believe?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carillon
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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it qualifes as an electronic carillon. Not a traditional carillon that has actual bells. My thread is about traditional carillons. If you post one that is electronic, then it makes sense for me to point that out. I'm not against electronic carillons or you calling an electronic carillon a carillon. I'm only pointing out it is electronic.

The towerbells.org website specifically lists the Stone Mountain one as not being a real carillon.

The park officials say the Stone Mountain one is the world's largest electronic carillon. http://thechampionnewspaper.com/news...dden-treasure/

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Old 04-19-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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OK, so an electronic carillon is not a carillon. So what should I start calling my electric toothbrush, since apparently it's not a toothbrush?
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