Cook Carillon


   Cook Carillon Tower
   Grand Valley State University
   Mich.Hwy.45 near 48th Avenue
   Allendale, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.96343, W 85.88862
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   Prof. Julianne vanden Wyngaard   (C)
   Suite 5, #195
   1740 44th Street SW
   Wyoming, MI  49519-6421
   H: (616)581-0622   W: (616)331-2112
   F: (616)331-3100
   - and -
   Barbara Kindschi   (A)
   252 Pearl Street NW
   Grand Rapids, MI  49503-2635
   H: (616)356-6111


   Department of Music
   Grand Valley State University
   Allendale, MI  49401-9403
   T: (616)895-3484
   - or -
   University Communications
   Attn: Steven Ward
   T: (616)895-2221


   Monday thru Friday at noon during the
   academic year (1 Sep - 1 May);
   Summer Sundays at 8pm, 1 Jul - 1 Sep


   Practice clavier in Calder Fine Arts
   Center.  Quarters on the bass diatonic

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1994
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E16Q  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 13 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  19 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  90%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996

On the GVSU Website, there are numerous news articles which mention the tower, but there is no detailed information about the instrument.
A tower photo is unrealistically tilted.
Another tower photo shows more of the surroundings.

News article on completion of re-facing the tower with new brick, without interrupting the summer carillon concert series.

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 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 MI.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI, including the 48-bell carillon on the Allendale campus of this university.

   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1996/11/29

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