PANAMA CITY BEACH : USA - FL

*Location:

   Carillon Beach
   Carillon Avenue at Sea Hill Avenue
   Panama City Beach, Florida, USA
   LL: N 30.26541, W 85.98079
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*Player:

   (none)
*Past carillonist:
   1996-99 Beverly Buchanan   (C)

*Contact:

   Carillon Beach Institute
   Attn: Julie Fein
   23313 Front Beach Road
   Panama City, FL  32413-1024
   T: (850)234-5600   F: (850)234-0123
   E: carillon@carillon-beach.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   Former manual action removed in a
   "refurbishment" in 2007.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1993
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E14QnB
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011
*Links:

The village has a photo of the tower on its amenities page, but otherwise says nothing about it.  The home page photo gallery includes a photo of the bell tower, which shows that the manual action has indeed been removed.  Other tower photos can be found in the Our Village section.

On the Website of the owners' association, the bells (sans action) are prominently featured in the heading of all pages.

The Pensacola AGO has a nice history and description of the carillon, with two good photos.

A city tourism page has another photo.

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 FL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/07/01
*Photos:

(none available)


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