Radford Memorial Auditorium
   McMurry University
     (formerly McMurry College)
   South 15th Street & Sayles Boulevard
   Abilene, Texas, USA
   LL: N 32.43080, W 99.74894
*Original location (Oct-Nov 1952):
   Netherlands Pavilion
   International Trade Fair
   Mexico City, Mexico
Site locator map


   Lora Lynn Christensen
   Keyboard Department, MMU
   E: pianist@mac.com
*Past carillonists:
   11Mr1953 ded. Wendell Westcott
   c.1998  J. Van Glynn
   2004-?? Dr. Wes Gomer


   McMurry University
   South 14th Street & Sayles Boulevard
   Abilene, TX  79697-0002
   T: 915-691-6200




   Connected with United Methodist Church.
   The third P&F traditional carillon
   installed in North America.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1952
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

The carillon is barely mentioned on the university Website, but Radford Memorial Auditorium and its tower can easily be found on McMurry's campus map.

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 TX.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/09/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/06/23

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