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62-Bell Carillon

A carillon is a musical instrument composed of at least 23 bells, arranged in sequence according to their pitch, to produce harmony when many bells are sounded together. The Longwood Carillon was made in The Netherlands by Royal Eijsbouts of Asten with 62 cast bells.

 

 

Guests enjoying a carillon concertHow is The Longwood Carillon played?

The 5-octave carillon can be played by hand or automatically by a new touch-sensitive computer system. The bells are stationary and have 2 strikers each, one inside each bell connected by wires and levers to the manual keyboard that a carillonneur strikes with the hands, the other an external striker powered by an electromagnet and connected to the computerized recording/playback system.

Visit our Garden Shop for Carillon CDs.

Please note that no carillon concerts are currently scheduled due to the Main Fountain Garden Revitalization Project.