Bok Singing Tower Bok Tower Gardens (formerly Historic Bok Sanctuary) (formerly Mountain Lake Sanctuary) Burns Avenue (CR 17A), 1 mi E of US 27A Lake Wales, Florida, USA LL: N 27.93548, W 81.57751
Geert D'hollander (C) W: (863)734-1208 E: firstname.lastname@example.org gdhollander/@/boktower.org*Past carillonists:
1928-67 Anton Brees (d.) 1968-2004 Milford Myhre (HC) 2004-11 William De Turk (C) 2011-12 (position vacant)
Anton Brees Carillon Library (Su) Bok Tower Gardens 1151 Tower Boulevard Lake Wales, FL 33853-3412 T: (863)734-1227 F: (863)676-6770 E: email@example.com
Gardens open daily 0800-1800 (-2130 on moonlight recital evenings); admission fee charged. Half-hour recitals daily 1pm & 3pm are live Thu-Sun, Oct-May, otherwise recorded; also brief recorded play every half hour from 0900 to closing. Numerous special concerts throughout the year, including a week-long international carillon festival in February.
Originally 4 octaves with top 13 bells doubled; 5 doubled trebles added after inauguration. All doubles dis- connected by 1948, and later used in recasting 24 trebles to heavier profiles in 1966; 3 of these were replaced in 1987 enlargement. Three trebles added in 2000 fitted existing spaces in 1987 keyboard; all trebles rehung at this time on curved beams with new radial transmission.
Traditional carillon of 60 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the bass octave Transposition is down 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: F F / F C 31 There is one missing bass semitone There is an identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2000 with 3 bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1987, the instrument was enlarged to 57 bells by Taylor (7 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1966, 24 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Taylor (21 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1929, the instrument was enlarged to 53 notes using 71 bells by Taylor (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1928, the instrument was begun with 48 notes using 61 bells by Taylor (29 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details: Height of console: 51 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 51 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: (unknown) Belfry openness: ?% Year of latest technical information source is 2002
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