Charles & Georgia Robertson Baird Memorial Carillon
West tower Administration Building Texas Tech University Boston Avenue near 15th Street Lubbock, Texas, USA LL: N 33.58335, W 101.87519
(none appointed; unofficial joint University Carillonneurs are Dr.Wilson and Ms.Anderton)*Past carillonist:
1975-9_ Judson Maynard (1930-2008)
Dr. C. Roy Wilson, Adjunct Professor of Organ and Carillon School of Music Texas Tech University Box 4239 Lubbock, TX 79409 T: (806)742-2270x223 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Arla Jo Anderton (C) 2921 68th Street Lubbock, TX 79413-6311 H: (806)795-4040 W: (806)790-7173 E: email@example.com - or - T: (806)742-2011 [TTU main switchboard]
Special occasions during academic year; Friday noon in summer; also summer concert series 8pm most Sundays.
Basses supplied by Vanbergen were cast by Whitechapel in 1974 with Vanbergen inscription, but installed with Paccard trebles in 1976; their number has been wrongly reported as 15. Enlargement in 2005 included new frame, action & keyboards (practice is identical to playing except for extended range: 4 octaves manual, two octaves pedal); some light retuning of Paccard bells. East tower contains 2 "Victory Bells", (Vanduzen, 1936) unrelated to the carillon, also rehung by M W & Co.
Traditional carillon of 43 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is B in the middle octave Transposition is up 11 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C G / C G There is one missing bass semitone There is a non-identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 2005 with 9 bells made by Meeks,Watson Prior history: In 1976, the instrument was enlarged to 36 bells by Paccard (22 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1974, the instrument was begun with 12 bells by Whitechapel (12 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details: Height of console: 20 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 24 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 25 meters above ground Belfry openness: 33% Year of latest technical information source is 2006
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