LUBBOCK - FM : USA - TX

*Location:

   Overton Memorial Bell Tower
   First United Methodist Church
   13th Street at Avenue M
   Lubbock, Texas, USA
   LL: N 33.58373, W 101.85081
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*Player:

   Sigurd Øgaard, Organist
   T: (806)763-0781
   E: music@fumc.com
*Past players:
   19??-20?? Dr. Gordon McMillan

*Contact:

   First Methodist Church
   1411 Broadway
   Lubbock, TX  79401-3207
   T: (806)763-4607   F: (806)763-7252

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   The swinging bass bell, named the
   Centennial Bell for the founding of
   the church, was installed in 1992.
   Range is two octaves G-G, chromatic
   except for two bass semitones,
   plus treble A and C.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     GGAC  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1995
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S1E   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
*Links:

On the church Website, it is possible to find a few tiny photos of the building, with the top of the tower visible.
A short page about organ and carillon (under Music Ministries) has a photo of the bells, and links to a photo page with five clickable photos of bells and access; unfortunately there is no description.
Photo of the tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 25-Oct-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/10/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/08/09
*Photos:

(none available)


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