TUSCALOOSA - UA/2 : USA - AL

   The Denny Chimes

*Location:

   University of Alabama
   Main quadrangle
   University Boulevard West, between
     Colonial Drive and Sixth Avenue
   Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
   LL: N 33.20996, W 87.54634
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*Player:

   Students

*Contact:

   Dr.Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ
   T: (205)348-3329
   E: ffreese@music.ua.edu
   University of Alabama
   Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
   - or -
   T: (205)348-6010   [switchboard]

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Replaces an electronic device, which
   had replaced an 18-tube Deagan tower
   chime (UA/1) installed when the tower
   was built in 1929.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1986
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The UA Website includes a chapter of the University Handbook, with a paragraph on the significance of the Denny Chimes as a University symbol.  A Campus Landmarks page has a photo showing the tower in context with the surrounding area; but some interesting links will crash some Web browsers.  A page on the standard campus tour provides a photo and a brief description; but some aspects of the history seem to be confused.  The full interactive campus map clearly shows the location of the tower (at I-10).

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

The former tubular chime (UA/1) is described here.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in AL.
Index to all tower bell instruments in AL.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/04/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/17


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