Hoover Institute Carillon
Hoover Tower Stanford University Serra Street Stanford, California, USA LL: N 37.42759, W 122.16692*Former Location (1939-40):
Belgian Pavilion New York World's Fair
Timothy Zerlang, Carillonneur 2040 West Middlefield, #7 Mountain View, CA 94043-2859 H: (415)967-4996 W: (415)494-1212 E: firstname.lastname@example.org*Past carillonneurs:
20Je1941 ded. Kamiel Lefévere 1941-42: James R. Lawson (1919-2003) 1942-?? (possibly silent during the remainder of WW II) 19??-48: James R. Lawson (1919-2003) 1948-60, may have included Maurice John Forshaw, Ronald Barnes, Oscar Burdick, C.Thomas Rhoads, John Mullen 1960-91: James B. Angell (1924-2006), Professor of Electrical Engineering
Hoover Institution Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305 T: (650)723-1754 or -2058
No regular playing schedule. For observation tower hours, T: (415)723-2053
Original bells cast in 1938. Drum is weight-driven with continuous chain and electric auto-winder; hand-wound cable system was never used; the only operable drum in North America. 2006: Totally renovated & expanded: new keyboard in new cabin in belfry; all bells rehung with new mechanism; original keyboard (disconnected) still in place on platform in top level of archives, next to drum.
Traditional carillon of 48 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: C C / C C 24 There is one missing bass semitone There is a practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2001 with 24 bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1941, the instrument was begun with 35 bells by Michiels (24 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M30E Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2015
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