Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon
Shapard Tower All Saints Chapel The University of the South University Avenue at S.Carolina Avenue Sewanee, Tennessee, USA LL: N 35.20385, W 85.92014*Access:
stair turret from former baptistry to lower belfry; lift (inoperable) or open steel stairs to playing cabin at parapet level (between belfries).
Rev.Dr. Raymond M. Gotko (A) 501 Sweetberry Drive Monteagle, TN 37356-6003 H: (931)924-2253 E: RGotko@gmail.com - and - Charlene Williamson (AC) 8367 Tullahoma Highway Estill Springs, TN 37330-3745 H: (931)649-2238 E: CharleneWilliamson@gmail.com*Past carillonists:
1959-84 Albert Bonholzer (d.) 1984-92 Esther B. Watson (A) & Laura Hewitt Whipple (d.) 1992-97 Marcia de Bary (C) 1997-99 Laura Hewitt Whipple (d.) 1999-2000 Jeff Davis (C) 2000-17 John L. Bordley, Jr. (C)
The University of the South 735 University Avenue Sewanee, TN 37383 T: (931)598-1274 [Chapel Office]
Tuesday & Thursday at 1230; Sunday after 1100 service.
Keyboards and original installation by Arthur Bigelow, who also influenced the tower design. 8 basses in lower belfry; 3 rows of trebles on timber. 1991: Transmission replaced and keyboards rebuilt by Verdin, with new sound bars, resonators and action on practice clavier. Bourdon no longer swings, but can be tolled electrically to simulate swing; C,D,F have same action since 2012.
Traditional carillon of 56 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: A#G / A#A There are two missing bass semitones There is an identical practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1958 with bells made by Paccard Auxiliary mechanisms: nS1 Tower details: Height of console: 27 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 10 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 33 meters above ground Belfry openness: 20% Year of latest technical information source is 1973*Links:
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