SHERMAN : USA - TX

*Location:

   Wynne Chapel
   Austin College
   North Grand Avenue at East College St.
   Sherman, Texas, USA
   LL: N 33.64727, W 96.59614
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*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Music Department Office
   Craig Hall
   Austin College
   900 North Grand Avenue
   Sherman, TX  75090-4440
   T: (903)813-2251

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells cast in Greenwood
   foundry; was the only known 23-bell
   carillon of less than two octaves,
   until treble C was added in 2007.
   Keyboard approx. 3 1/2 octaves.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range: (G) C C   /    C C   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2007
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1967, the instrument was begun with 24 bells
       by vanBergen   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IEQ4H 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the Austin College Website, the chapel is pictured and described on a page about buildings.  The carillon is mentioned.

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 Meeks & Watson 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 small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in TX.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Jul-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/03/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/07/25
*Photos:

(none available)

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