The Tennessee Bicentennial Bells [part 1]
Bicentennial Capitol Mall 7th Avenue North at Jefferson Street Nashville, Tennessee, USA LL: N 36.17252, W 86.78883 [keybd]
Thurman Mullins, Park Manager Tea Building 598 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243-3081 T: (615)741-5280 - or - Rick Brooks, Park Ranger 600 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243-3081 T: (615)741-5280 F: (615)532-2683 E: email@example.com
The larger of two similar instruments collectively housed in 50 individual cylindrical towers arranged in two concentric circles; played from the lower keyboard of a 2-manual electric console or from a traditional keyboard with velocity-sensitive electric action, both housed in a round room to the southwest of the circle. One set of bells has bronze clappers, the other has cast iron. (Which?)
Electric-keyboard carillon of 48 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: C C / NONE There is one missing bass semitone The whole instrument was installed in 1999 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Video (2:41) about the Court of Three Stars (Nashville Bicentennial), including an explanation of connection to The Tennessee Waltz, which is played at the hour (fragments played at the quarter hours).
Where 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 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, including the 47-bell non-traditional carillon (TB/2) at the same place.
This page was built from the database on 11-Apr-10 based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28 and on technical data last updated on 2007/06/30
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