LEBANON : USA - TN

*Location:

   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   West Main Street at S.Greenwood Avenue
   Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 36.20829, W 86.29645
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*Contact:

   First Presbyterian Church
   304 West Main Street
   Lebanon, TN  37087
   T: (615)444-1360   F: (615)444-9916
   E: office@fpclebanon.org

*Schedule:

   Hour and half-hour struck 8am-8pm M-Sa;
   tunes played at noon and 6pm;
   Sunday toll 5 min. before each service.

*Remarks:

   First three bells (C,E,G) installed
   in 1982; expansion to chime in 1994
   included sharp 4th & flat 7th from new
   bass.  No keyboard; computer control
   from room below belfry.
   Also the iron bell of the former
   Bellwood Presbyterian Church, in a
   separate structure erected in 1993.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1995
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1994, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       by Eijsbouts    (except for 3)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a building photo which shows the tower, with a few bells visible; the History page (under About Us) describes the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 TN.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Apr-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/04/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2003/11/20


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