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carillon,

in music: see bellbell,
in music, a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow metal vessel, often cup-shaped with an outward-flaring rim, damped at one end and set into vibration by a blow from a clapper within or from a hammer without.
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carillon

[′kär·ə‚län]
(engineering)
A musical instrument played from a keyboard with two or more full chromatic octaves of fine bells shaped for homogeneity of timbre.

carillon

1. A bell tower; a campanile.
2. A set of fixed bells, usually hung in a tower and struck by hammers.

carillon

Music
1. a set of bells usually hung in a tower and played either by keys and pedals or mechanically
2. a tune played on such bells
3. an organ stop giving the effect of a bell
4. a form of celesta or keyboard glockenspiel
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The carillon will be celebrating its centenary in 2023, and has recently been successful in obtaining a grant for repairs and renovation.
Studying carillon has historically been reserved for the more privileged.
I was empowered as a leader, explored subjects I never imagined existed, made friends from all places and walks of life, developed my commitment to equity of educational opportunity, and of course, learned to play carillon," recalls Ng.
The internationally-renowned Canadian bell ringer performed on the Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon, a 25-bell set which was given to the city by James Wilfred Adamson in 1967 in memory of his late wife.
Cast in bronze, carillon bells are played from a keyboard which has batons for the hands and pedals for the feet.
Johnston, who brought the carillon from England to America, and whose life and loves, triumphs and failures, this book sets down before they fade entirely from memory, even as the man's works resound from towers on squares and campuses around the world and may well do so for centuries to come.
The carillon is not a wind but a percussion instrument, each note subject to nuanced dynamic control--unlike an organ, whose keys take the same pressure for each note.
The carillon, which is played using a wooden keyboard operated by hands and feet, started off with just 22 bells but is now the largest in the country with 48 bells and four octaves.
The bells are usually located in a bell or clock tower, although there is such a thing as a travelling, or portable, carillon.
Williams Tower and Carillon at the main campus of the University of Denver.
The secret lies in the largely ignored carillon of 37 bells hanging in the tower of city hall which are played by Cape Town's lone carilloneur Donovan Bagley, perched in his eyrie above Grand Parade.