The Burleson Bells
Bass Concert Hall Plaza The University of Texas East Campus Drive (Robert Dedman Drive) and East 23rd Street Austin, Texas, USA LL: N 30.28540, W 97.73096*Former Location (1930 to 1934):
Old Main Building (in storage 1934-81)
Performing Arts Center The University of Texas Austin, TX 78712 T: (512)471-2787 F: (512)471-3636 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bells by Paul Garnier, Paris, 1929; added semitone is sharp 4th. Donated by Albert Sidney Burleson, valedictorian of 1st UT graduating class (1884), to play "The Eyes of Texas", "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Dixie". Electric action and controls, supplied by Verdin for present site, were in basement of nearby Bass Concert Hall; they were inoperable in July 1991, and then were lost in building renovation c.2009.
Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 11 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the treble octave Transposition is up one octave Keyboard range: C E / NONE There is one added semitone The whole instrument was installed in 1981 by the maker cited in Remarks above Auxiliary mechanisms: I Tower details: Height of console: * meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 4 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 6 meters above ground Belfry openness: 99% Year of latest technical information source is 2016*Links:
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