The Jackson Memorial Carillon


   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   North Highland Avenue (U.S.45)
     at Skyline Drive
   Jackson, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.64115, W 88.83014
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   Kathleen Huneycutt   (A)
   170 Edenwood Drive
   Jackson, TN  38301-3864
   H: (731)668-5996   W: (731)425-8545
   F: (731)425-8666
   E: KHuneycutt@cityofjackson.net


   First Presbyterian Church
     1573 North Highland Avenue
     Jackson, TN  38301
     Box 3012
     Jackson, TN  38303-3012
   T: (731)422-1591   F: (731)427-2321
   E: fpcjohn@eplus.net




   Bells cast in 1948, stored in
   Jackson 1949-54.
   Keyboards and original installation by
   Arthur Bigelow.
   2008-9:  5 basses rehung on steel by
   Chime Master; others remain on timber.
   Electro-pneumatic auto action added to
   keyboard at unknown date.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1954
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page, and the Music Ministry has a page about the carillon.  Apparently there should also be a page about the carillon restoration, but the link from the home page is nonexistent.

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 TN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.

   This page was built from the database on 18-Apr-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/04/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/09/09

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