Glasscock Memorial Carillon


   First Baptist Church (SBC)
   Ocean Drive, SE of Kush Lane
   Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
   LL: N 27.76424, W 97.38256
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   Loyd Lott   (C)
   606 Peerman Place
   Corpus Christi, TX  78411-2240
   H: 361-852-8508   F: 361-888-5905
*Past carillonist:
   ded.1976 Lowell J. Smith


   Glasscock Memorial Carillon   (Su)
   First Baptist Church
   3115 Ocean Drive
   Corpus Christi, TX  78404-1614
   T: 512-888-8228




   Was out of action from June 2002, when
   one bell fell from the frame and the
   remaining bells were removed for
   safety; original tower removed in 2015.
   Reinstalled in new (and lower) tower
   on 28 Aug 2021 by Verdin; new keyboard
   has dropped manual keys for missing
   semitones; pedal has sprung C#, no B.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#D   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2021
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the complete instrument of 51 bells was installed
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       Keyboard range was:     C D 50/    A#C 25
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The Website of the Corpus Christi Bell Tower Foundation includes not only a history of the carillon and the rebuilding project, but also a gallery of photos.  A video (1:37) of Loyd Lott playing the previous instrument shows that 7 bells were below the keyboard.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert 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  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/02/09

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