SAINT LOUIS - CS : USA - MO

*Location:

   Luther Tower
   Concordia Seminary
     (Lutheran, Missouri Synod)
   De Mun Avenue
   Clayton,
     St.Louis County, Missouri, USA
   LL: N 38.63814, W 90.31043
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*Carillonist:

   Karel Keldermans, Seminary Carillonneur
   - and -
   John Klinger
   E: klingerj/@/csl DOTedu
   - and -
   Bill Wrede
   E: wredew/@/csl DOTedu
*Past carillonists:
   1971-79 (unknown)
   1980-2000 Rev.Dr.Wayne E. Schmidt
             (1927-2000)

*Contact:

   Concordia Seminary
   801 Seminary Place
   St.Louis, MO  63105-3168
   T: (314)505-7000   F: (314)505-7001
   E: burresonk@csl.edu  [Dean of Chapel]

*Schedule:

   Summer series 1930 Tue in June (guests)

*Remarks:

   Basses (10) from Heiligerlee foundry;
   trebles from Greenwood foundry.
   Bass C,D,E also swing.
   Original playing keyboard was on display
   in the middle level of the tower for
   many years after its replacement,
   but then disappeared.
   Near the tower is the original bell
   of the Seminary, cast in 1883 by
   J.G.Stuckstede & Bro. of St.Louis.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 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 non-identical practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 1983
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1971, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by vanBergen   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3E16 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 28 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   28 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  35 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  40%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1983
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The seminary Website includes an illustrated page about the tower; the original seminary bell is visible on display at ground level.  A campus photos page includes another view of the tower.  A page about the campus includes an aerial view where the tower can be seen.

Waymarking page, with 4 photos

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen 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 MO.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MO.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/05/09
*Photos:

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