In need of a new Carillion
|Example of a Carillion|
We wish to thank those who are helping us to replace the worn out Carillion that has played for over 40 years at the Long Island National Cemetery. The original unit was donated by the AMVETS but they were unable to find the funds to replace it. All the Veterans organizations are being asked for donations to replace it with a new unit. The cost would be $15,000.00 and we would have to get a maintenance contract on the unit as required by the Veterans Administration.
Please make all checks payable to the LINCMO, Inc. and send to me:
121 Powell Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Remember to ear mark your check to the Carillion.
Note: "A carillon (US /ˈkærəlɑːn/ or UK /kəˈrɪljən/; French: [kaʁijɔ̃]) is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a church or municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. A traditional manual carillon is played by striking a keyboard — the stick-like keys of which are called batons — with the fists, and by pressing the keys of a pedal keyboard with the feet. The keys mechanically activate levers and wires that connect to metal clappers that strike the inside of the bells, allowing the performer on the bells, or carillonneur/carillonist to vary the intensity of the note according to the force applied to the key".
Note: 1. “Carillon”, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carillon, 11 February 2016 last modified, article accessed: 4 March 2016.