DURHAM - DU : USA - NC

   (gift of George G. Allen and
     William R. Perkins, Duke Endowment)

*Location:

   Chapel
   West Campus
   Duke University
   Duke University at Chapel Drive
   Durham, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 36.00172, W 78.93969
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*Carillonist:

   J. Samuel Hammond,   (C)
     University Carillonneur
   1118 Woodburn Road
   Durham, NC  27705-5738
   H: (919)493-6199   W: (919)684-4105
   E: S.Hammond@Duke.edu
*Past carillonists:
   5Je1932 ded. Anton Brees  (d.)
   1932-33 Lawrence Apgar
   19??-64 (various students)

*Contact:

   Luke Powery, Dean of the Chapel
   Duke University
   Durham, NC  27708-0974
   T: (919)684-2572
   E: luke.powery@duke.edu

*Schedule:

   Mon-Fri 5:00-5:15 p.m.; Sunday before
   and after 11a.m. Chapel service

*Remarks:

   Rehung with new frame, transmission,
   clappers & keyboard by Taylor, 1992.
   The University and its chapel have
   Methodist roots in their history, but
   the chapel is interdenominational.
   The name "Allen & Perkins Carillon",
   formerly given here, was never formally
   attached to the instrument.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    A#C 26
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The present keyboard was installed in 1992
     by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1932, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IE    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The home page of the Chapel Website has several photos of the building and tower (some of them in alternating series).  The virtual tour (on the Building sub-menu) requires QuickTime; the photos are panoramic (both horizontally and vertically!) and crisply detailed but not large (even though the photo files are very large). 

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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.

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

Index to all traditional carillons in NC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/05/18
*Photos:

(none available)


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