COLLEGE STATION : USA - TX

   Albritton Tower Carillon

*Location:

   Texas A & M University
   Old Main Drive at Lamar & Jones Streets
     (off Wellborn Road)
   College Station, Texas, USA
   LL: N 30.61318, W 96.34465
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   John Whittemore, Technical Manager
   Rudder Theatre Complex
   1232 TAMU
   Texas A & M University
   College Station, TX  77843
   W: (979)845-8903
   E: j-whittemore@tamu.edu
   - or -
   Bill Bielamowicz
   E: b-bielamowicz@tamu.edu

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters

*Remarks:

   Swinging basses (C,D,E) are the
   "Victory Peal."

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     A#C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1984
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

On the college Website, a picture of the freestanding Albritton Bell Tower can be seen in small and large versions, with a brief description.  An excellent campus map locates the tower precisely.

A brief news article reports the death of Ford D. Albraitton Jr., one of the donors of the tower.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 TX.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/01/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:

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