GAINESVILLE : USA - FL

*Location:

   Century Tower
   University of Florida-Gainesville
   Stadium Road at Newell Drive
   Gainesville, Florida, USA
   LL: N 29.64882, W 82.34329
*Access:
   11 flights of stairs (though
   space exists for an elevator).
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*Carillonist:

   Dr. Laura R. Ellis,   (C)
     University Carillonneur and
     Associate Professor of Music
   PO Box 117900
   University of Florida
   Gainesville, FL  32611-7900
   H: (352)692-5823  W: (352)273-3181
   F: (352)392-0461
   E: LREllis@UFL.edu
      LEllis@arts.ufl.edu
   - and -
   Willis Bodine,   (A)
     University Carillonneur Emeritus
   3838 SW 4th Place
   Gainesville, FL  32607-2713
   H: (352)376-2636   W: (352)256-1069
   E: wbodine@arts.ufl.edu

*Contact:

   School of Music
   University of Florida
   Gainesville, FL  32611

*Schedule:

   Daily at 1235-50 (noon class break) and
   1655-1710, when school is in session.

*Remarks:

   Added octave of trebles, new clavier
   and practice clavier by Eijsbouts,
   all installed Aug.2003; PC has touch-
   sensitive action, full MIDI, and sound
   samples from a dozen international
   carillons of various timbre and tuning.
   Unique 5-bell quarters written by
   former Music chairman Dr. Budd Udell.
   Old playing and practice claviers
   on ground floor of tower; new practice
   clavier in carillon studio in nearby
   auditorium building.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#C 25
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2003
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1979, the instrument was begun with 49 bells
       made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q5H   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 39 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   44 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  48 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The University Website sometimes displays a photo of the tower and campus.  A stop on the campus tour has three tower pictures, but you will have to click "More Photos" to see them in turn.  There is also a carillon Website which has a wealth of information about the instrument and the people associated with it.

PDF of a newsletter article about this carillon, with a photo of the keyboard room

Waymarking page

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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 FL.

Index to all tower bell instruments in FL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2003/12/27
*Photos:

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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