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England's Child, The Carillon and the Casting of Big Bells - Jill Johnston

England's Child, The Carillon and the Casting of Big Bells

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780932274717
Number Of Pages: 311

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Story of the carillon,the world's largest musical instrument; biography of author's father, bellfounder Cyril Johnston who introduced the carillon to North America in early 20th century. Author has intertwined her birth circumstances and motivations in writing this book, leading inevitably to her investigations of the bells that were cast for worldwide market, including the Laura Spelman Rockefeller carillon at Riverside Church in New York City. Three decades in the writing.

Acknowledgmentp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Arthurp. 7
Elstreep. 19
The Royal Exchangep. 29
The Millionaires' Churchp. 41
Onward to Riversidep. 55
The King's Bellp. 69
Heavy Metal-the Mother of All Bourdonsp. 83
Nineteen Eighty-Fourp. 97
Coventryp. 111
Rodman Wanamaker's "Big Ben"p. 125
Jerusalem The Goldenp. 141
The Bell(e)s of St. Mary'sp. 157
Riverside Reduxp. 173
500 Pounds with Interestp. 189
The Dutch Connectionp. 203
Lunches at Beaulieup. 219
Until Her Majesty's Pleasure Be Knownp. 235
Epilogp. 251
Notesp. 253
Cyril F. Johnston personal facts and genealogyp. 269
Descendants of James Johnston (family tree)p. 270
Descendants of Robert Johnston (family tree)p. 271
Carillons Worldwidep. 273
Excerpt from lecture on bell casting
Select Bibliographyp. 279
Research Facilitiesp. 283
Glossaryp. 287
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780932274717
ISBN-10: 0932274714
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: CADMUS ED
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 15.42  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.76