ATLANTA - OU : USA - GA

*Location:

   Lupton Hall
   Oglethorpe University
   Peachtree Road NE near Lanier Drive
   Atlanta, Georgia, USA
   LL: N 33.87410, W 84.33169
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*Player:

   James A. Bohart, Professor of Music
   T: (404)364-8397
   E: jbohart@oglethorpe.edu
   W: www.oglethorpe.edu/faculty/~j.bohart/

*Contact:

   Oglethorpe University
   4484 Peachtree Road NE
   Atlanta, GA  30319-2791
   T: (404)261-1441  or  1-800-428-4484
   F: (404)364-8500
   W: www.oglethorpe.edu
   E: [use Web contact form]

*Schedule:

   Chimes quarter hours.
   Played manually for special occasions.

*Remarks:

   First 4 bells (including the bass) were
   supplied by Meneely/Troy in 1922
   as a "Westminster Peal".
   Dual electric keyboards (loud/soft).

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1973
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1972, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1929, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Troy (4 were cast in 1922)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The university Website might, if you are lucky, display a nice picture of Lupton Hall on the home page.  On the "About OU" page (and many others), the menu block at left contains a small photo showing clearly the open bellframe atop Lupton Hall. Information about Lupton Hall Bell Tower on the Glossary page makes it appear that the carillon is separate from the clock bells, but that is not the case. Recently added is a page about the history of the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 GA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Jun-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/06/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/06/07


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