OMAHA - UNO : USA - NE

*Location:

   Henningson Memorial Campanile
   University of Nebraska at Omaha
   Dodge Street opp. North 64th Street
   Omaha, Nebraska, USA
   LL: N 41.25837, W 96.01040
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*Carillonist:

   Dr. James Johnson
   T: (402)554-3353
   E: jdjohnson@mail.unomaha.edu
*Past carillonist:
   Dr. Marilyn A. Kielniarz (d.2006)

*Contact:

   Department of Music
   UNO
   Omaha, NE  68182
   T: (402)554-3446

*Schedule:

   Wednesday 1200; 4th Sunday 1900; and
   holidays.  Automatic play 3 times
   daily, Monday-Friday.

*Remarks:

   Swinging bells are the three basses.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1988
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQS3  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 33 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   38 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  44 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  90%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
*Links:

On the UNO Website, the campanile is shown in the photo montage on the home page.  It can be found at "H.M.C." on the campus map.

Another page on the UNO Website presents a different picture of the campanile, this time accompanied by a description of the tower, the carillon, and their history.  Unfortunately the text fails to mention that there is also a traditional mechanical keyboard in the tower; this is of course the preferred means of play.

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 concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in NE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NE.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/03/08
*Photos:

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