CEDAR FALLS : USA - IA

*Location:

   Campanile
   University of Northern Iowa
   (was Iowa State Teachers College)
   north of Admin Drive
   Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
   LL: N 42.51489, W 92.46058
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*Carillonist:

   (position vacant)
*Past carillonists:
   1926Se19(chime ded.) Andrew Meneely
   1927-68 (see list on UNI Website)
   1968Oc19(carillon ded.) W. Westcott (C)
   1972-2004 Robert Byrnes  (C)(1949-2004)

*Contact:

   UNI Foundation
   205 Commons
   Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0282
   T: (319)273-6068   F: (319)273-3465
   E: uni.foundation@uni.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original tower clock (made in 1876 by
   Charles Fasoldt) won a prize at the
   Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
   that year; donated to ISTC in 1925,
   installed 1927, retired 1950, remains
   on display in tower.
   Major renovation by Verdin, 1984.
   Tower renovation 1993-95.
   Sep.2006: A renovation project begun;
   to add D# bass, practice keyboard,
   replace playing keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1968
     with 36 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1926, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (11 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The UNI main Website. On the Virtual Tour, a page about the Campanile offers three photos, a locator mini-map and a link to that history page. 

Long article on the history of the campanile

Long list of faculty and student chimers and carillonneurs (current as of 2011)

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

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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 IA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 25-Jun-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1976/12/31
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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