MESA : USA - AZ

*Location:

   The Center
   Las Sendas
   East Saddleback Street, southeast of
     Brighton St. (near the 11th fairway)
   Mesa, Arizona, USA
   LL: N 33.48313, W 111.67741
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Las Sendas Community Association
   7900 East Eagle Crest Drive
   Mesa, AZ  85207
   T: (480)357-8780   F: (480)357-7687
   E: info@thetrailhead.org
      amartin@thetrailhead.org
   - or -
   Gary K. Walker   (H)
   Red Mountain Academy, Inc.
   1040 East Osborn Road, Suite 204
   Phoenix, AZ  85014-5249
   T: (602)828-2022
   Hour strike at noon.

*Schedule:

   Hour strike at noon.

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in 1995.  Only the lowest
   24 notes are playable electrically,
   from 4-octave ivory keyboard with range
   C-C.  Originally, traditional playing
   & practice keyboards were in climate-
   controlled storage awaiting construc-
   tion of final tower; these have been
   returned to Verdin.  Tower moved twice
   since original installation.
   June 2010: 22 of the 24 non-electrified
   bells missing, presumed stolen.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     G G 24/    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1996
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997

*Links:

The Las Sendas Golf Club Website doesn't say anything about the carillon, but some of the photographs show the kind of country in which it is located.  (The Las Sendas community is focused on the golf course.)  The bell tower is located near the 11th tee; formerly there was a course map which showed the relationship of all holes to surrounding streets.

Here is a photo (85 KB) of the original "temporary" bell tower, which was a steel framework clad in wood.

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 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 AZ.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 25-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/05


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