FORT SMITH - U : USA - AR

*Location:

   Donald W. Reynolds Tower
   University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
     (formerly Westark College)
     (formerly Westark Community College)
   Grand Avenue at 52nd Street
   Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
   LL: N 35.38363, W 94.37465
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*Player:

   Dr. Stephen Husarik   (A)
   PO Box 3649
   Fort Smith, AR  72913-3649
   H: (479)461-2348   W: (479)788-7555
   F: (479)788-7559
   E: shusarik@uafs.edu
   - and -
   Dr. Rosilee Walker
   T: (479)788-7546
   E: rwalker@uafs.edu
   - and occasionally -
   William Murray
   Dawayne Stamper
   Rebecca Timmons

*Contact:

   University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
   *parcel:
     5210 Grand Avenue
     Fort Smith, AR  72904
   *postal:
     PO Box 3649
     Fort Smith, AR  72904-3649
   T: (479)788-7000  (switchboard)

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarter tune
   at the hour only; hour strike at the
   fifth.
   Sundays at 2pm (live);
   pre-recorded at other times.

*Remarks:

   Three swinging bells are do-re-mi on
   the bourdon.  Electronic composition
   facility in nearby Breedlove Building
   supports pre-recording performances
   for playback at the tower.
   Keyboard in base of tower.
   Newly added bell is treble, without
   the adjacent semitone; the customarily
   absent two bass semitones remain
   unchanged.  Tower has space to add
   conventional mechanical action and
   more trebles.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C A   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2005
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1995, the instrument was begun with 42 bells
       made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3E   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The university Website has several pages about the tower and carillon, with small photos.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in AR.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:


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Tower east side
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Tower south side
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Belfry south side

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