VENICE : USA - FL

   Andrew W. Crawford Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
   Indian Drive
   Venice, Florida, USA
   LL: N 27.09504, W 82.44204 
*Former location (2008-2019):
   Mobile Millennium Carillon
   Chime Master Systems
   Sugar Grove, Ohio, USA
*Original location (1992-2008):
   Royal Eijsbouts Traveling Carillon
   Asten, Netherlands
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*Carillonist:

   Wylie Crawford  (C)

*Contact:

   Michael Hartley, President
   Venice Institute for Performing Arts
   E: michael.hartley/@/vipam DOTorg
   - or -
   Wylie Crawford, President
   Venice Carillon Foundation
   1526 Pelican Point Drive, BA143
   Sarasota, FL  34231
   C: (847)334-2333
   E: Wylie@Crawford.net
   - or -
   Venice Performing Arts Center
   1 Indian Avenue, Building 5
   Venice, FL  34285
   T: (941)218-3779
   E: information/@/vipam DOTorg

*Schedule:

   For special events

*Remarks:

   Bells cast 1991-92.
   Renamed in Feb.2008, shipped to USA,
   and remounted on a modified trailer.
   2009: Equipped with electro-pneumatic
   auxiliary action using small
   pistons mounted above the manual keys.
   Aug.2018: inactivated at ChimeMaster.
   May.2019: sold to VCF and relocated;
   dedicated 5 May by Geert D'hollander.
   VIPA manages the VPAC for its owner,
   the Sarasota County School Board.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2008
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E25   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  3 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    3 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   5 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009
*Links:

The Website of the Venice Performing Arts Center has a page about the carillon at its new home, with photos.

News article (2 May 2019) about the new carillon, with a photo showing its new name.

The News from ChimeMaster (timestamp 9 Aug 2018) reports the disassembly.

A local news article about the event which was the debut performance of the Mobile Millenium Carillon

The Website for the Mobile Millennium Carillon announces its arrival in the USA.

A WCF page shows the Eijsbouts traveling carillon at its new home base.

A WCF page shows this carillon as it was at one time in Europe.

Where 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 15-Sep-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/06/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/07/10
*Photos:

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Venice Performing Arts Center

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View from VPAC approach

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View from VPAC entrance

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Bass end with nameplates

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Playing cabin entrance

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Maker's mark on a bass bell

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