The Marquette University Carillon


   Rooftop belfry
   Marquette Building
   1217 West Wisconsin Avenue
   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
   LL: N 43.03843, W 87.92811
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   Mark Konewko, Ph.D., Carillonneur
     and Director of University Chorus
   4074 North Lake Drive
   Shorewood, WI  53211-2144
   H: (414)962-4342   W: (414)288-3789
*Past carillonist:
   1967-98 William J. Geisheker  (1910-98)


   Marquette University (RC)
   615 North 11th Street
   Milwaukee, WI  53233-2305
   T: (414)288-7250




   Quarter strikes: A, AG, AGE, CAGE/C.
   Bourdon swings.
   New keyboard by Meeks & Watson, along
   with some restoration.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The present keyboard was installed in 2004
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1967, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S6E16Q
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 33 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   30 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  36 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   ?%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The universityWebsite includes a history page which has a paragraph about the carillon and two photos taken in the belfry.  A paragraph from the archives records the donation, manufacture and dedication of the carillon.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 WI.

Index to all tower bell instruments in WI.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/08/17

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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