CLEMSON - CU : USA - SC

   Clemson University Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Tillman Hall
   Clemson University
   Calhoun Drive, near
      Old Greenville Highway (SC-93)
   Clemson, South Carolina, USA
   LL: N 34.67996, W 82.83721
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*Carillonist:

   Dr. Linda Dzuris,   (C)
     University Carillonneur
   303 Scituate Court
   Simpsonville, SC  29681-5781
   H: (864)288-6738
   - or -
   210 Brooks Center
   Department of Performing Arts
   Clemson, SC  29634-0525
   W: (864)656-6366   F: (864)656-1013
   E: ldzuris@clemson.edu

*Contact:

   Clemson University
   Clemson, SC  29634
   T: (864)656-3311

*Schedule:

   Mon,Wed,Fri noon-12:30pm, August-April;
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   hour strike at the octave.

*Remarks:

   Practice keyboard in Brooks Center,
   fully chromatic.  Swinging bells
   ("Victory Peal") are F,Bb,C,D.
   2012: bass Eb on order from Meeks,
   Watson & Co.

*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 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1987
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I23QS4
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 30 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   34 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  37 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  20%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
*Links:

The carillonneur's own website presents a great deal of information and a wide variety of photos.

On the university Website, click on "campus tour" in the upper right corner; from there you can find an illustrated page about the building.
Article on this carillon and its part in the life of students and the campus; with a photo of the keyboard room.
An excellent magazine article about the history and use of the carillon, with a large photo (in the belfry) and a video clip.

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 SC.

Index to all tower bell instruments in SC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/06/30
*Photos:

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Building from north
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Building from east
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Building from southeast
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Keyboard
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Pedalboard
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Among the mids
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Among the trebles
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A swinging bass

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