CULVER : USA - IN

*Location:

   Memorial Chapel
   The Culver Academies
   (formerly Culver Military Academy)
   Indiana Highway 10
   Culver, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 41.22510, W 86.40319
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*Carillonist:

   John Gouwens,   (C)
     Academy Carillonneur and Organist
   The Culver Academies
   1300 Academy Road, #133
   Culver, IN  46511-1291
   H: (574)842-2183   W: (574)842-8387
   F: (574)842-8481
   E: GouwenJ@Culver.org
      John.Gouwens@culver.org
*Past carillonists:
   ded.Oct.1951 Kamiel Lefévere  (d.)
   1951-54 Alan Ross  (1921-2001)(C)
   1954-57 James Kohn
   1957-67 Milford Myhre   (C)
   1967-80 Robert Kamrow  (d.2012)

*Contact:

   Chaplain's Office
   The Culver Academies
   Culver, IN  46511
   H: (574)842-3779

*Schedule:

   For Sunday services;
   4 pm Saturday in summer.

*Remarks:

   The last North American installation by
   G&J, and their last complete carillon.
   Renovated by Taylor, 1982.
   Originally Cambridge (Westminster)
   quarters; now has unique quarters by
   John Gouwens, 0745-2030.  Independent
   transmission for electro-pneumatic
   tune player, heard daily at 5 pm.
   Bourdon swings.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 51 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D#  /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S1Q*14
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
*Links:

The new Website of the Academies may be mostly invisible to some Web browsers. You can instead go directly to pages about the carillon recital series, the carillon, and recordings of both.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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 IN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/07/06
*Photos:

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