BIRMINGHAM - SU : USA - AL

   Rushton Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Harwell Goodwin Davis Library
   Samford University
   Lakeshore Drive
   Homewood,
     Birmingham, Alabama, USA
   LL: N 33.46564, W 86.79210
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*Original location (1968-1979):

   A. Hamilton Reid Chapel
   LL: N 33.46555, W 86.79050
Original site locator map

*Carillonist:

   Stephen B. Knight   (C)
   C: (205)739-8123   W: (205)726-2503
   c/o Roy Knight
   5962 Centerville Road
   Tallahassee, FL  32309-2013
   H: (850)668-3225
   E: RoyKnight1@comcast.net
      SBKnight8123@gmail.com
*Past carillonists:
   1968-73 Richard M. Watson   (C)

*Contact:

   Samford University
   800 Lakeshore Drive
   Birmingham, AL  35209
   T: (205)726-2011

*Schedule:

   Daily Mon-Fri; Jun-Aug Wed & Thu 1630

*Remarks:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters, with
   hour strike on original bourdon.
   Simulated swing on 4 bells, added 1990.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 60 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1980
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1968, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQ4H* 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The University Website has only a little information about the carillon; it can be found through the Search facility there.
Davis Library at night, from the front.
Davis Library from the rear.
Reid Chapel, original location of the oldest 49 bells.

Bell tower photo (several sizes available)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 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 AL.

Index to all tower bell instruments in AL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jan-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/01/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/03/23
*Photos:

(none available)


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