Allen Bell Tower
   Lipscomb University
   (formerly David Lipscomb University)
   Granny White Pike at Maplehurst Lane
   Nashville, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 36.10445, W 86.79997
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   Donna Moore King
   3901 Granny White Pike
   Nashville, TN  37204-3951
   H: (615)383-9362   W: (615)279-5774
   F: (615)386-7620


   Kimberly E Chaudoin,
     Communications & Creative Services
   Lipscomb University
   3901 Granny White Pike
   Nashville, TN  37204-3951
   T: (615)269-1000
   - or -
   Marcia Hughes, Chairman, Music Dept


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   hour strike on bourdon.


   Dedicated 8 May 1999.  Keys for missing
   bass semitones are present on manual
   and pedal keyboards.  University is
   affiliated with the Church of Christ.
   2009: Acquired practice keyboard, made
   by Taylor for University of Kansas in
   1951 and removed in 1996 renovation.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1999
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4HEI 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 31 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   36 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  39 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  90%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009

The LU Website requires a high-speed Internet connection or very long waits.  There is no information about the carillon (Apr'02; Mar'04, Oct'06); previous news articles about the tower dedication have disappeared from the News "archive".  The only significant photo of the Allen Bell Tower is here, and you can find the tower at #27 on the campus map.
News article (2009) on acquisition of practice keyboard the previous year.

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 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.

   This page was built from the database on 15-Apr-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/04/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/03/25

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