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Carillon Sounds and Fun Facts

  •  Longwood's carillon has 62 bells, weighing 38,148 pounds
  • The smallest bell (concert C) is only 6 inches in diameter and weighs 20 pounds
  • The largest bell (concert Bb) is almost 6 feet in diameter and weighs 6,908 pounds
  • There are more than 180 carillons in North America
  • The carillon is the heaviest instrument in the world
 
Smallest Bell, Highest Pitch—Concert C

Largest Bell, Lowest Pitch, First Note of the Bb Scale—Concert Bb

Second Note of the Bb Scale—Concert C

Third Note of the Bb Scale—Concert D

Fourth Note of the Bb Scale—Concert Eb

Fifth Note of the Bb Scale—Concert F

Sixth Note of the Bb Scale—Concert G

Seventh Note of the Bb Scale—Concert A

Second Octave Concert Bb

Third Octave Concert Bb

Fourth Octave Concert Bb

Fifth Octave Concert Bb

Middle C