A.Bonifacio Centennial Carillon Tower University of the Philippines-Diliman Osmeña Avenue, between Theater and Film Center Diliman, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines LL: N 14.65661, E 121.06644
(not yet appointed)*Past Carillonneurs:
1953-55 Dr.Wesley Tabayoyong 1950s Prof.Flora Zarco Rivera 1956-60 Crisostomo Gonzales 1960-64 Prof.Jerry Dadap 1965-68 Antonio Regalario 1970s Reynaldo Lauron 1988-2007 (none; disused)
UP Alumni Association Ang Bahay ng Alumni Ramon Magsaysay Avenue University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City 1101 T: (632)920-6871 or (632)920-6868 F: (632)920-6875 E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Josefina A. Agravante, co-chair of restoration project E: email@example.com - or - Office of the Chancellor E: firstname.lastname@example.org [whitelisted only]
Original bells cast in 1950; original keyboard had space for addition of 7 notes; 10-note chiming drum. Various repairs in 1977, 1982. Tower renamed in 1997, on centennial of the death of Andres Bonifacio. 2007: After a silence of 18 years, this carillon was replaced with a new instrument; the old bells have been retired, but some may be re-used elsewhere. New keyboard appears to have space for addition of an octave of trebles.
Traditional carillon of 36 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A in the middle octave Transposition is up 9 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C A There is one missing bass semitone The whole instrument was installed in 2007 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1952, a complete instrument was installed with 46 bells made by vanBergen (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Blogger's photo of the base of the tower during turnover ceremonies
A Weblog page on the rededication of the carillon includes two clickable pictures of the tower.
On a photographer's page, the third picture is the U.P. Carillon Bell Tower at night.
A TV news clip (in Filipino?) about the new bells includes keyboard photos.
Photo of six of the Vanbergen bells after removal from the tower
In a video photo album of the tower, the first portion (4:25) shows photos of the tower with the original bells in their frame (and its truly dreadful condition), but the audio track appears to be orchestral tubular chimes and percussion. The last minute of that video shows the new bells in the frame, lower in belfry (but repeats the same audio track). Another version of the same video (4:39) is a few seconds longer, possibly with some additional photos included.
A blogger's photo of the tower top (minus bells?)
Photo of the top of the tower, showing bells in place (presumably the new ones)
with three photos of the old bells and the tower, all clickable for large and huge versions.
The same photographer posted elsewhere a better version of the photo of three Vanbergen bells after removal from the tower.
A blogger's page about climbing the tower of UP Diliman turns into a slideshow (with the right browser); the 36 photos include the manual keyboard (with space to add a treble octave), P&F nameplate, belfry access, bells in frame, etc.
A simple version of the campus map shows the location of the carillon tower.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries,
in this region
and in the world.
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 Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by year of completion.
Index to all traditional carillons in Philippines.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Philippines.
This page was built from the database on 13-Aug-09 based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/30 and on technical data last updated on 2008/03/14
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