OKLAHOMA CITY - WPC : USA - OK

   Westminster Carillon

*Location:

   Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   North Shartel Avenue at NW 44th Street
   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
   LL: N 35.51618, W 97.52496
Site locator map

*Carillonist:

   Lisa D. Hart
   T: (405)550-3110
   E: bourdon2200@mac.com
*Past carillonists:
   1954-55 Wm. J. Lemonds
   19??-?? Clarence L. Cloak
   John S. Havens
   Dixie Jensen (Mrs.Don S.)

*Contact:

   Josh Phelps, Dir. of Worship & Music
   E: jphelps/@/wpcokc DOTorg
   - or -
   Westminster Presbyterian Church
   4400 North Shartel Avenue
   Oklahoma City, OK  73118-6442
   T: (405)524-2204
   E: kerrymbarnett@hotmail.com

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1030-1100 and at noon

*Remarks:

   Bourdon formerly swung & had electric
   toller.  Other basses at top of frame.
   Original practice keyboard sold.
   2019: Rehung by Verdin on refurbished
   frame with new clappers, radial
   transmission & K2000 playing console.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2019
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1956, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
     In 1954, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 13 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   18 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  21 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  20%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website seems to have no photo of the building.  There is a very brief mention of the carillon on one of the Music pages.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in OK.

Index to all tower bell instruments in OK.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14
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