ETSU Foundation Carillon


   East Tennessee State University
   Alexander and Gilbreath Drives
   Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 36.3037, W 82.3677
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   East Tennessee State University
   Box 70267
   Johnson City, TN  37614-1700
   T: (423)439-1000
   - or -
   ETSU Advancement
   T: (423)439-4242


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   with hour strike at the fifth;
   plays Alma Mater at 0801 and 1631;
   mini-concert at 1231, 1633, 1846.


   Dedicated Sep.2005; stands between
   Dossett and Gilbreath Halls, with
   electric keyboard in Gilbreath Hall.
   Design and equipment by Verdin Company,
   which also cast a 250-pound
   Alumni Bell (not part of the carillon)
   onsite with their mobile foundry.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2005
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005


On the University Website, a page about the Foundation Carillon and Alumni Plaza has a photo of the tower, a drawing of the project area, and a locator map.  There may remain a variety of news articles (some with photos) about the dedication of this instrument; if so, an introduction and index to many of them is here.

A news article (with photos) about the casting of the Alumni Bell wrongly indicates that it will be part of the carillon.

The online East Tennessean (free registration required to read complete articles) has covered the carillon plans and the dedication of the carillon; included in the latter is a photo of the Alumni Bell.

Waymarking page

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.


   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/01/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/04/16

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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