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RINGING IN THE NEW BELLS: Peter Frenzel, professor emeritus of German Studies and Wesleyan chimemaster, awaits the raising of eight new bells into the campus belfry Sept. 21. The bells, cast by Petit & Fritsen, the Royal Dutch Bell Foundry in The Netherlands, add a full octave to the instrument.  (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

 

The bronze bells are hoisted one by one into the belfry atop South College. The renovation upgrades the status of the Wesleyan bells from a chime (10-22 bells) to that of a carillon (23 or more). Acquiring a carillon for the university has been in the planning stages since 1999. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)
Mariah Klaneski '04, a bell player known as a carillonneur, records Wesleyan history in the making. More than two dozen spectators showed up for the raising of the bells. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)
Wesleyan President Doug Bennet climbs into the bell tower and meets with contractors from the The Verdin Bell Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The contractors installed the bells over a 3-week period. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)