CORPUS CHRISTI - CGS : USA - TX

   Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Church of the Good Shepherd
   Broadway at Park Avenue
   Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
   LL: N 27.78639, W 97.39671
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*Carillonist:

   Faris Alexander Kirkland   (A)
   823 South Water Street
   Corpus Christi, TX  78401
   H: (361)884-4138

*Contact:

   Church of the Good Shepherd
   700 South Upper Broadway Street
   Corpus Christi, TX  78401-3521
   T: (361)882-1735

*Schedule:

   For Sunday services

*Remarks:

   Expansion in 1998 added 7 trebles & 1
   bass, replaced playing keyboard (to
   American standard) and added practice
   keyboard, all by Meeks, Watson.
   Three more trebles by MW&Co added in
   1999, with two basses by Whitechapel,
   changing the transposition.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   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 the makers cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1998, the instrument was enlarged to 43 bells
       by Meeks,Watson
     In 1954, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   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

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meeks & Watson 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 TX.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TX.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/12/14
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