CENTRALIA : USA - IL

   The Centralia Carillon

*Location:

   The Centralia Carillon Tower
   Tower Park
   North Elm Street near Noleman Street
   Centralia, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 38.52787, W 89.13168
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*Carillonist:

   (position vacant)
*Past carillonists:
   1983-84 Michael R. Hall   (C)
   1984-89 Charles Collins   (C)
   1989-97 Michael R. Hall   (C)
   1997-2015 Carlo J. van Ulft   (A)

*Contact:

   Mike Schroeder, Administrator
   The Centralia Carillon
   *parcel:
     114 North Elm Street
     Centralia, IL  62801
   *postal:
     P.O. Box 1
     Centralia, IL  62801-0001
   T: (618)533-4381
   E: CentraliaCarillon@att.net

*Schedule:

   Wednesday at noon, Friday at noon,
   Sunday at 2 pm.  Tours of the
   carillon are available on request,
   but advance reservations are required;
   admission fee.

*Remarks:

   Quarter-hour chime tunes are varied.
   New playing keyboard by Verdin, 1997.
   New transmission by Meeks & Watson
   in 2001.
   Practice keyboard, by Meeks & Watson,
   is in office at 104 North Elm.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 65 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G C   /    G C 29
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 1997
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1983, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q3H   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website for the Centralia Carillon has a tower picture and lots of detailed information.

Waymarking page, with 5 photos

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 grand carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

The bass bell of this carillon is among all great bells in North America.

Index to all traditional carillons in IL.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/09/27
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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