AUSTIN - 1 : USA - TX

   The Burleson Bells

*Location:

   Bass Concert Hall Plaza
   The University of Texas
   East Campus Drive (Robert Dedman Drive)
     and East 23rd Street
   Austin, Texas, USA
   LL: N 30.28540, W 97.73096
*Former Location (1930 to 1934):
   Old Main Building
   (in storage 1934-87)
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Performing Arts Center
   The University of Texas
   Austin, TX  78712
   T: (512)471-2787   F: (512)471-3636
   E: pebbles@mail.utexas.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells by Paul Garnier, Paris, 1929;
   donated by Anthony Burleson,
   valedictorian of 1st UT graduating
   class (1884), to play "The Eyes of
   Texas", "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
   and "Dixie".
   Electric mechanism in basement of
   nearby Bass Concert Hall;
   inoperable (July 91).

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1987
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 1989

*Links:

On the UT Website, a photo of the Burleson Bells is part of a "Statue Tour", where the bellfounder (whose name is mis-spelled) is incorrectly identified as a "sculptor".  Part of the history of these bells, along with a photo of their original location, is given in a page about the carillon in Main Building.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/08
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/27


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