First Baptist Church (SBC)
   Governors Drive SW at Stanford Drive
   Huntsville, Alabama, USA
   LL: N 34.72068, W 86.58820
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   Dan Lawhon
   W: (256)428-9423   F: (256)428-9432
   - and -
   Michael C. Moore   (A)
   T: (256)382-1060   F: (256)533-1536
   E: Michael/@/MichaelMoore-atty DOTcom
*Past carillonists:
   1987 ded. Richard Watson   (C)
   (early 1990s?) Michael G. Dell
   (late 1990s?) Jonathan Crutchfield


   First Baptist Church
   600 Governors Drive SW
   Huntsville, AL  35801-5128
   T: (256)428-9400   F: (256)428-9402


   Sunday services and special events


   Frame & keyboard designed for 61 bells.
   Freestanding steeple is the tallest
   prefabricated structure of its type
   in the world; elevator to playing cabin.
   Originally supplied with an identical
   practice console by Verdin, but that
   has since disappeared.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C --  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1987
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S4I24E
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1987

The church Website has a video about the building, which includes extensive views from a drone flying around the tower.
There once was also an illustrated page about the carillon and steeple.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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.

   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/08/30

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