World War II Memorial Carillon


   World War II Memorial Campanile
   University of Kansas
   Memorial Drive
   Lawrence, Kansas, USA
   LL: N 38.96004, W 95.24697 z20
   Spiral iron stair in SE corner;
   empty elevator shaft in NE corner
Site locator map


   Elizabeth E. Berghout,   (C)
     Associate Prof. of Carillon and Organ
   2320 Free State Lane
   Lawrence, KS  66047-2832
   H: 785-841-4286   W: 785-864-4464
   F: 785-864-5866
*Past carillonists:
   1951My22 ded. Anton Brees (d.)
   1951-63   Ronald M. Barnes (1927-97)
   1963-2000 Albert C. Gerken   (C&H)


   University of Kansas
   School of Music
   1500 Naismith Drive, Room 460
   Lawrence, KS  66045-3103
   T: 785-864-3436   F: 785-864-5866


   Aug-Apr: Sun 6pm, Tue & Thu at noon;
   Jun-Jul: Sun 6pm & Thu 8pm


   Console, transmission, clappers &
   clock replaced, and bells rehung,
   rededicated Apr.1996.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 53 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C   /    G C 29
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The present keyboard was installed in 1996
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1951, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4H   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The KU main Website contains a carillon Website with history, photos, recital schedule and more.  The School of Music Website has a carillon section.

Photo of the campanile, with history and description

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

A Waymarking page has five photos.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 grand carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

The two bass bells of this carillon are among all great bells in North America.

Index to all traditional carillons in KS.

Index to all peace carillons worldwide.

Index to all tower bell instruments in KS.

   This page was built from the database on 15-Nov-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/11/11
   and on technical data last updated on 1996/07/17

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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