Beckering Family Carillon


   DeVos Center
   Grand Valley State University
   West Fulton Street at Winter Avenue NW
   Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.96378, W 85.68074
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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


   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


   Daily at either 1200 or 1700;
   Sunday at 1200 or 1215


   Dedicated 8 Sep 2000.
   Entire installation by Paccard,
   except practice console by Eijsbouts.

*Technical data:

   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   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 2000
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E28   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 22 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   27 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  32 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  90%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

On the GVSU Website, there are numerous news articles which mention the tower, but there is no detailed information about the instrument.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 Grand Rapids campus of this university.

   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/08

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