RICHMOND : USA - KY

*Location:

   Keen Johnson Building (administration)
   Eastern Kentucky University
   University Drive at McGregor Alley
   Richmond, Kentucky, USA
   LL: N 37.74046, W 84.29981
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*Player:

   (unknown)
*Past players:
   1997+/-  Dr. David Wehr

*Contact:

   Eastern Kentucky University
   521 Lancaster Avenue
   Richmond, KY  40475-3102
   T: (606)622-1000
   E: janet DOTcreech /@/ eku DOTedu [PR]

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Uncertain whether these bells are in
   the cupola of Keen Johnson Building
   itself or in a narrow tower adjacent to
   its south face.  Campus also has a
   Memorial Bell Tower, attached to Miller
   Hall; contents unknown.
   2014: major renovation completed,
   after years of silence; new frame,
   fittings, action, electronic controls,
   and recording keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1971
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
*Links:

The EKU Website does not mention this instrument at all, except for a recent news release regarding the restoration project carried out by Verdin.  (The news release, or equivalent text, also appears in other places.)
Photo of some bells after removal on 16 Dec 2013
News article on reinstallation of the bells and their new equipment from Verdin, mid-April 2014.

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 KY.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  2-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/04/24
*Photos:

(none available)


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