NASHVILLE - BU : USA - TN

*Location:

   Belmont University
   (formerly Belmont College)
   Belmont Boulevard at Wedgewood Avenue
   Nashville, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 36.13337, W 86.79509
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*Carillonist:

   Richard Shadinger   (A)
   Belmont University School of Music
   1900 Belmont Boulevard
   Nashville, TN  37212-3757
   H: (615)385-3579   W: (615)460-8109
   F: (615)386-0239
   E: Richard.Shadinger@belmont.edu
*Past carillonist:
   1988-96,98-2000 Beverly Buchanan   (C)

*Contact:

   Belmont University School of Music
   1900 Belmont Boulevard
   Nashville, TN  37212-3757
   T: (615)460-6408   F: (615)460-6606 

*Schedule:

   No definite schedule; special events.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.

*Remarks:

   Keyboard original.  The addition of
   2002 is the 11 heaviest bells from
   MECHANICSBURG - 4   plus 3 trebles and
   5 intermediates by Meeks, Watson &
   Co.; they also supplied the bass
   semitone (keyboard D#) added in 2006.
*For the original carillon on this site
   (when it was Ward-Belmont School),
   see   SELLERSVILLE,  USA - PA.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  8 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 2006
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 2002, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by Meeks,Watson
     In 1986, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQ5nI 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 17 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   23 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  27 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  90%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The BU Website has an illustrated page about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world. Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson bellfoundry, in this region and in the world. Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in TN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.

*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 2007/11/01
*Photos:

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