Fondren Science Building
   Southern Methodist University
   Daniel Avenue at Airline Road
   Dallas, Texas, USA
   LL: N 32.84619, W 96.78370
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   Prof. David Son
   T: (214)768-8813
   E: dson/@/mail.smu.edu
*Past player:
   Lorn L. Howard   (A) (d.)


   Southern Methodist University
   Dallas, TX  75275
   T: (214)692-2000


   M-F 4:50 p.m.


   Rehung in 2006, with new controls by
   Chime Master Systems and new strikers
   by Eijsbouts; keyboard on ground floor.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   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 1991

The SMU Website refuses access to visitors with Web browsers of version 4 or older, arguing that they are "not able to understand standards-compliant HTML."  However, the SMU Browser Compatibility Notice is itself not in compliance with HTML standards (as of Mar'04).
A page about Fondren Science Building has a small photo of the building.  It mentions the carillon, but vastly overstates the weight of the largest bell; actually all 25 bells together weigh less than 2.5 tons.

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 non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/07/06

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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