MORGAN CITY : USA - LA

*Location:

   Brownell Memorial Park
   4 miles NE on SR 70
   Morgan City, Louisiana, USA
   LL: N 29.73670, W 91.17592
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
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*Carillonist:

   (none appointed)
*Past carillonists:
   Ronald Coleman
   Robert C. Perkins
   2006-08 Ruth Jeffery

*Contact:

   Brownell Foundation
   P.O.Box 949
   Morgan City, LA  70380
   T: (504)384-2283
   - or -
   H. Brownell Chalstrom
   T: (410)295-1602
   E: brownell@chalstrom.com
   - or -
   Mike Vanover
   T: (985)384-3191
   E: mvanover@atvci.net

*Schedule:

   None.  (CD plays every 15 minutes.)

*Remarks:

   Park and tower reopened in 2006 after
   closure for various problems.  Park
   may be closed seasonally by high water.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   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 1971
*Links:

Brownell Park has its own 4-page Website, with a nice tower photo, park history, and directions to the park.  As of Jan.2007, it did not reflect the recent re-opening.

Blogger's report about the carillon and its surrounding park, with clickable photo of the tower

Waymarking page, with 5 photos

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 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 LA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in LA.

*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 1979/01/16
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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