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highest point on campus, but it wasn’t a destination. This project wanted to bring the carillon to a more grand location at the center of campus.” The new carillon is located in the Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Arboretum, located off of 10th Street near Wells Library and Hodge Hall.

the smallest having a diameter slightly over six inches to the largest being a couple inches shy of Shaquille O’Neal’s height in diameter. The largest of the bells is the new bell featuring the quote from Sappho, which weighs 12,152 pounds.

What’s different about the new carillon?

Music from the grand carillon can either be pre-programmed or played live by a musician using the keyboard setup in the tower’s playing cabin. The cabin, which is 51.5 feet above the ground, is roughly the size of an IU faculty office at 148 square feet. For the inaugural ringing on Jan. 20, Jacobs School of Music students will play the alma mater on the instrument live.

Apart from the new location, the addition of four new bells makes the structure a grand carillon, one of less than 30 in the world. Each of the bells in the carillon is inscribed with quotes about music from American and English authors, but the original bells neglected to include any quotes from women writers. The four new bells are en-

How do you play music on it?

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Patrick Fischer, the organ and carillon curator at IU, sits in the Arthur R. Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon on Jan. 16 in the IU Arboretum. Fischer, along with other Jacobs School of Music officials, students and IU President Michael McRobbie, will play a note on the carillon Jan. 20 during the inaugural performance.

graved with quotes from four women writers: the 6th-century B.C. Greek poet Sappho, the 12th century German nun polymath Hildegard of Bingen and

American poets Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou. How big are the bells? The bells range in size, with

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