The Burnside Carillon
Furman University [new campus] U.S. Highway 25 (Business Route) Greenville, South Carolina, USA LL: N 34.92788, W 82.44001
Dr. Charles Tompkins Organist & Head, Keyboard Division Furman University Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613 T: (803)294-2000 [switchboard] W: (864)294-2969 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Craig L. Waldon Development Office T: (864)294-2157 F: (864)294-2282 E: email@example.com
Unplayable for several years; tower fully restored and carillon partially restored 2004-5 (2 octaves of trebles replaced with 1 octave of new bells; automatic play with limited range was restored, but baton keyboard and transmission were not). Bass D# originally swung, and was independent of the carillon (60th vB bell in the tower). Also an old Meneely bell below clock. Tower is a replica of that on Main Hall at the old (downtown) campus, since demolished.
Electric-keyboard carillon of 48 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is up 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / NONE There is one missing bass semitone 24 bells were recast or replaced by 12 in 20?? by Paccard Prior history: In 1966, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by vanBergen (35 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2010
For more information on the old tower and the chime which it held, see GREENVILLE - FU/1.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in SC.
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