MEMPHIS - I : USA - TN

*Location:

   Idlewild Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   Union Avenue (U.S.64 & 70)
     at South Auburndale Street
   Memphis, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.13592, W 90.00311
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*Access:

   from Harlan Room on 2d floor
   of adjacent building, via spiral
   iron stairs.
*Carillonist:
   David A. Caudill, Jr.,
     Senior Carillonneur
   41 South Morrison Street
   Memphis, TN  38104-4110
   C: (901)598-0998   W: (901)726-4681
   F: (901)725-4535
   E: SydneyDAC2001@yahoo.com
      daldertoncaudill@gmail.com
   - and -
   Peggy McClure,
     Associate Carillonneur
   387 Roseland Place
   Memphis, TN  38111
   H: (901)327-3773   C: (901)409-2313
   E: peg.mcclure@gmail.com
   - and -
   Thomas Bridgewater, Student Carillonneur
   - and -
   Chip Houston, Student Carillonneur
*Past carillonists:
   ded.21My2000 Jeff Davis   (C)
   1999-2006 Paul T. Hicks (1938-2008)

*Contact:

   Idlewild Presbyterian Church
   1750 Union Avenue
   Memphis, TN  38104-6144
   T: (901)726-4681
   E: bawilson@idlewildchurch.org

*Schedule:

   1600 Mon,Fri; 1200 Tue-Thu

*Remarks:

   Baton keyboard and playing cabin
   installed with last increment of bells.
   Original electric action (including
   Westminster quarters) removed later.
   Swinging bells are bass C,F,G,A.
   Practice clavier (with digital sound)
   in education building.
   Video from playing cabin and audio from
   belfry to fellowship hall.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1999
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1983, the instrument was enlarged to 23 bells
       by Paccard     
     In 1981, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S4    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 16 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   21 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  25 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  40%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website includes some information about the carillon, in the section on Worship/Choirs and Music.

Publicity article (Dec.2010) about the carillon and its players

Building photo

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Oct-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/10/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:


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