SYDNEY - U : AUSTRALIA

*Location:

   Clocktower
   Main Building
   University of Sydney
   University Place, off Parramatta Road
   Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
   LL: S 33.88587, E 151.18915
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*Carillonist:

   Amy Johansen, University Organist   (C)
     and Carillonist
   W: 2/4758 6067
   E: amy.johansen@sydney.edu.au
      RobAmy@tpg.com.au
   - and -
   June Catchpoole, Asst.Univ.Carillonist
   35 Hampden Road
   Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
   T: 2 9484 2640
   E: JuneC/@/optusnet DOTcom DOTau
   - and -
   Dr. Jill Forrest,   (A)
     University Carillonist Emeritus
   8 Morona Avenue
   Wahroonga, NSW  2076
   H: 2 9487 2386   C: 0407 413 137
   E: jandjmck@ozemail.com.au
      jillmsf/@/ozemail DOTcom DOTau
   - and Honorary Carillonists -
   Liz Cartwright
   Edward Grantham
   Lucy Shook Yiu Koe
   Veronica Lambert
   Isaac Wong
   Stacey Xiao Yu Yang
*Past Carillonists:
   1928Ap25 ded. Bryan Barker
   1932-91 John D. Gordon,  (d.1991)
     University Carillonist 1944-91
   1991-92 Dr. Reginald L. Walker
   - and Honorary Carillonists -
   Archibald B. B. Ranclaud (1884-1967)
   Annick Ansselin
   Melanie Cameron
   Candy Fung
   Louise Grantham
   Andrew Hopkins
   Frances Simons
   Anna Wang
   Susan Wilkins

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Every Sunday afternoon (usually 2pm);
   every Tuesday (1-2pm) during semester;
   and for special events.

*Remarks:

   In original instrument, top 13 bells
   were doubled, and there was space in
   the frame and keyboard for 53 notes.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 54 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C   /    G A#28
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   30 bells were recast or replaced in 2003
     by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the instrument was enlarged to its present size
       with bells made by Taylor      
       ( 0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1928, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       by Taylor      
       (24 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

On the University Website, there is a huge page of historic photos which includes the construction of the clocktower and several photos of the completed Main Building.  Also available is an old photo (BMP, 2.1MB) of the carillon bells on horse-drawn wagons leaving the dock.

The Website of the Carillon Society of Australia (CSA) has a Sydney section with many photos.

An archival page about the carillon's origin, dedication, contacts, etc.

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

Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among other great bells in the Pacific Rim region

Index to all traditional carillons in Australia.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.

*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 2013/10/22
*Photos:

(none available)

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