HOUSTON - STJ : USA - TX

   Cora Allison Leavens Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   St.John the Divine Episcopal Church
   River Oaks Boulevard at Westheimer Road
   Houston, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.74287, W 95.42689
Site locator map

*Carillonist:

   Larry E. Williams   (A)
   8053 Cedel Drive
   Houston, TX  77055-1201
   H: (713)932-9057   C: 713)444-2898
   E: LBassoon@aol.com
*Past carillonists:
   1973-91 C. Eugene Lasater   (1927-99)
   1991-93 Carol Jickling Lens   (C)
   1993-2001 Jeff W. Fisher   (A)

*Contact:

   Steve Newberry, Director of Music
   St.John the Divine Church
   2450 River Oaks Boulevard
   Houston, TX  77019-5826
   T: (713)622-3600

*Schedule:

   Sundays before and after services.

*Remarks:

   Major frame renovation & replacement
   of transmission, headpieces and
   clappers by Verdin in 2019.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1962
     with  7 bells by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1952, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S4    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a small photo of the building and tower on the home page.  There is a brief mention of the carillon, reachable from the Music Ministries page.  A text page describes the carillon, identifies its donors and gives a brief history, but has no photos; curiously, it doesn't seem to be findable from the rest of the 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 final phase of 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 traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium 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 27-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/07/12
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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