Long-Awaited Bell to Complete Smith College Carillon
The 2,000-pound bell joins 47 others to complete the carillon in College Hall, which will be played for the first time during commencement weekend.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Wistful words penned by a French poet adorn the new bell that is slated to complete Smith College’s carillon, a set of tuned bells connected to a keyboard in College Hall.
The 2,000-pound instrument, custom built in France, produces one of the lowest chimes of the 48 bells that make up Smith’s carillon. While more common in Europe, there are less than 200 carillons in the United States.