The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon (The Bournville Carillon)
School Tower Linden Road (A4040) at Sycamore Road (on the village green) Bournville, South Birmingham, West Midlands (Worcestershire), England OS Ref. SP 044 812 LL: N 52.42946, W 1.93649
Trevor Workman, Carillonneur, Bournville Village Trust 45 Elizabeth Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8QH T: 21/449 3455 E: firstname.lastname@example.org*Past carillonneur:
1906-24 Harry Withers (1875-1949) 1924-65 Clifford Ball (1899-1986) 1969-2012 Raymond Aldington, Assistant Carillonneur (1939-2012)
Bournville Village Trust Bournville Estate Office Oak Tree Lane Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UB T: 0121/472 3831 F: 0121/414 1348 E: email@example.com - or - Bournville Carillon E: info/@/bournvillecarillon.co.uk
Saturdays 1200 and 1500; Christmas Eve carol sing 6pm. Guildford Quarters strike on 8 bells (including the hour). Visitor Centre open Wed-Sat 1130-1630.
Original 2-octave compass omitted F#,G#,C#. First 4-octave keyboard had 5 dropped treble keys and 2 dropped bass semitones on the manual; pedalboard had sprung dummies for missing C#,D#. New clappers, transmission & keyboard by Taylor, 1988.
Traditional carillon of 48 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is down 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / C G There is one missing bass semitone There is a non-identical practice console 25 bells were recast or replaced in 2015 by Taylor Prior history: In 1988, the keyboard was replaced by the maker cited in Remarks above Keyboard range was: C C / C C 24 In 1934, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells by Gillett & Johnston (19 bells remain from that work.) Keyboard range was: C C / C G In 1925, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells by Taylor (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) Pitch of heaviest bell was C in the middle octave Transposition was nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range was: C G / C G There were two missing bass semitones In 1923, the instrument was enlarged to 37 bells by Taylor (0 bells remain from that work.) Pitch of heaviest bell was F in the middle octave There were no missing bass semitones In 1906, the instrument was begun with 22 bells by Taylor (1 bells remain from that work.) The arrangement of tones and/or semitones was non-standard; see Remarks above. No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2022*Links:
This page was built from the database on 5-Nov-23 based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/27 and on technical data last updated on 2022/06/22
Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.
[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]
Please send comments or questions about this page to firstname.lastname@example.org.