Thomas M. Storke Student
     Publication Building
   University of California
     Santa Barbara, California, USA
   LL: N 34.41267, W 119.84843
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   Wesley Arai,   (C)
    University Carillonist
*Past carillonists:
   1969-74 Ennis Fruhauf   (C)
   1974-75 Anne Jefferson   (C)
   1975-76 (volunteers)
   1977-93 James Welch   (A)
   (1996-98 vacant)
   1998-99 Margo Halsted,   (C)
      Visiting Carillonneur
   1999-2003 Anne Rothfarb   (C) (d.2005)
   (2003-08 position vacant)
   2008-18 Margo Halsted   (CH)


   Anthony Garcia, Facilities Manager
   UCSB Music Department
   Santa Barbara, CA  93106-2080
   T: (805)893-3302
   - or -
   Adriane Hill, Marketing
     and Communications Manager
   UCSB Music Department
   T: (805)893-3230


   Mon 0745-0800 during school year;
   Sat & Sun 0930-1100 by students;
   quarterly recital;
   Westminster quarter tune at the hour


   Installation by Justin Kramer.
   Keyboard refinished in 1998-99
   after water damage.
   New iron clappers in 2010. New practice
   keyboard, donated by M.Halsted in
   2014, matches playing keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 25
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1969
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: H     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2016

On the UCSB home page, an aerial photo of the campus shows the tower in the center.
Announcement of the gift of new practice keyboard; with photos of keyboard and tower

A special virtual tour page has a small photo showing the tower, and is also the access point for several QuickTime videos of the campus.  The one at "HSSB" includes a full view of Storke Tower, while the one from the top of Storke Tower gives a panorama of the entire campus.  NOTE: You will need special software to view these.

A set of overhead views from Google Maps, Bing Maps bird's eye, and Yahoo Maps

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in CA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CA.

   This page was built from the database on 27-Sep-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/09/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2016/04/06

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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