NACOGDOCHES : USA - TX

*Location:

   Griffith Fine Arts Building
   Stephen F. Austin State University
   North Street nr West College Street
   Nacogdoches, Louisiana, USA
   LL: N 31.62162, W 94.65224
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   School of Music
   Stephen F. Austin State University
   Box 13043 SFA Station
   Nacogdoches, TX  75962-3043
   T: (936)468-4602   F: (936)468-5810

*Schedule:

   Silent during expansion project

*Remarks:

   Original mechanism used roller bars
   between bells and a bank of solenoids.
   To be dismantled Aug.2016 by Verdin,
   reinstalled in new frame Dec.2016;
   frame design will allow for future
   addition of traditional keyboard and
   action, though tower mods would be
   required.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2016
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1958, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       made by vanBergen   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:   E%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2016
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

News article (with clickable photo of tower) on planned restoration and expansion

The university Website has an article on the project.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/07/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2016/07/03
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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