The Plumb Memorial Carillon
The 49-bell Carillon at Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut, is one of approximately 200 such instruments in North America.
Housed high in the tower of the Chapel, the original 30-bell carillon was the gift of the Reverend and Mrs. John F. Plumb in memory of their son, John Langdon Plumb, Class of 1926, who died while a student at the College. The carillon was dedicated at the Chapel consecration on June 18, 1932.
Expansion of the Trinity carillon from 30 to 49 bells was made possible by the generous and thoughtful bequest of Miss Florence S. Marcy Crofut, Hartford philanthropist, author and carillon enthusiast who died in March of 1974.
The expansion to a four-octave instrument was accomplished by replacing eight of the original bells and adding 19 new bells in the higher register. Installation of the new bells was completed in December 1978. All of the Trinity bells were cast by John Taylor & Co., Loughborough, England. You can hear a sample of the Trinity carillon if your computer is equipped with RealAudio, or Windows Media Player. To hear a sample of the Trinity carillon click here.
For more information on the Carillon, click here.
(Parts of the preceding were originally derived from the Carillon website)
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