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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 16:23:55 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Corrections & Additions - "H" List

> >         Some more additions and corrections for the Heckelphone list.
> > Your efforts on behalf of the Heckelphone are greatly appreciated!!

Corrections now posted!

Have a happy Thanksgiving :-)


Grant Green
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From: "Peter Hurd" >
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 17:37:00 -0800
Subject: [CB] even more additions to H list

Dear Grant,

         I just received a 3 page fax from Alain Girard (Les Roseaux Chantants) responding to my request for additions and corrections to the "H" list. His suggestions are lengthy and consumate in detail, and I concur with his findings. I would like to fax you the entire letter (I do not have a scanner yet). Could you please e-mail me your fax number? Also glad to hear that you found a way to post the Frank Ross Heckelphone shots- Bravo!
  All the best,       Peter


From: "Peter Hurd"
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 22:34:25 -0800
Subject: [CB] Fw: Heckelphone

----- Original Message -----
From: "Samuel O. Andreyev, O.P.S."
To: "Peter Hurd"
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: Heckelphone

> By the way, one other correction to the Heckelphone list: The composer
> Havergal Brian should be listed as Brian, Havergal not Havergal, Brian.
> Sam
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From: "Peter Hurd"
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 14:44:32 -0800
Subject: [CB] other really big instruments

Dear Grant,
        In the realm of really big bass instruments, one often overlooked is the carillon. I am currently engaged in completely re-engineering and rebuilding the carillon at The Riverside Church in N.Y.C. (58 new bells by Whitechapel, all new stainless steel mechanism and clavier). The "bourdon" bell is a C zero weighing just shy of 21 tons, about 11 ft. diameter, c.13'  in height. This is (still) the largest tuned bell in the world, cast by Gillet& Johnston (England) in 1929. It is actually quite a good bell, and a delight to listen to, even at close range. It is played from the clavier, but is also part of the 5 bell swinging peel (most impressive to stand by when this much tonnage is swinging through c.120 degrees of arc. I believe that photos of this are posted on The Riverside Church's website.
         Sometime, if you have interest, I can provide more information on carillon (in my abundant spare time).
        Ever yours,   Peter

  P.S. The highest note on the Heckelphone is a C , three octaves above the lowest C on the instrument. (Practically) the usual upper limit would be the Bb just below that (extreme high)  pitch.

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