Century Tower University of Florida-Gainesville Stadium Road at Newell Drive Gainesville, Florida, USA LL: N 29.64882, W 82.34329*Access:
11 flights of stairs (though space exists for an elevator).
Dr. Laura R. Ellis, (C) University Carillonneur and Associate Professor of Music PO Box 117900 University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611-7900 H: (352)692-5823 W: (352)273-3181 F: (352)392-0461 E: LREllis@UFL.edu LEllis@arts.ufl.edu - and - Willis Bodine, (A) University Carillonneur Emeritus 3838 SW 4th Place Gainesville, FL 32607-2713 H: (352)376-2636 W: (352)256-1069 E: firstname.lastname@example.org*Past carillonist:
14My1979 ded. Milford Myhre
School of Music University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611
Daily at 1235-50 (noon class break) and 1655-1710 when school is in session. Unique clock-strike melody by Dr.Budd Udell, former chm. of School of Music, on 5 bells, hour strike on bourdon.
Added octave of trebles, new clavier and practice clavier by Eijsbouts, all installed Aug.2003; PC has touch- sensitive action, full MIDI, and sound samples from a dozen international carillons of various timbre and tuning. Unique 5-bell quarters written by former Music chairman Dr. Budd Udell. Old playing and practice claviers on ground floor of tower; new practice clavier in carillon studio in nearby auditorium building.
Traditional carillon of 61 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: A#C / A#C 25 There are two missing bass semitones There is an identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2003 with bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1979, the instrument was begun with 49 bells made by Eijsbouts Auxiliary mechanisms: Q5H Tower details: Height of console: 39 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 44 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 48 meters above ground Belfry openness: % Year of latest technical information source is 2003
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