SAN ANTONIO - CC : USA - TX

   Nordan Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Central Christian Church
   North Main Avenue at Camden Street
   San Antonio, Texas, USA
   LL: N 29.43379, W 98.49389
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*Carillonist:

   George R. Gregory,   (C)
     Organist/Carillonist
   132 Linda Drive
   San Antonio, TX  78216-7310
   H: (210)822-0416   F: (210)822-0416
   E: GGBellsTX@aol.com
*Past Carillonists:
   1953De24 ded.by Wendell Westcott
   1953-58 Mary Beth Upshaw

*Contact:

   Central Christian Church   (Su)
   720 North Main Avenue
   San Antonio, TX  78205-1106
   T: (210)227-5273

*Schedule:

   For Sunday services.

*Remarks:

   1983 playing and practice keyboards
   by Richard Strauss to North American
   standard, from bass G (- Z 53:GC/GC30),
   with practice keyboard pitched to
   match the bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 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 1986
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen 
   Prior history:
     In 1983, the keyboard was replaced
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
     In 1953, the instrument was begun with 47 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1987
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website includes pictures of the tower on the home page (one at the bottom and one among the rotating group).  There is a page about the carillon, plus a brief bio of the carillonist on the Staff page.

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 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 24-Oct-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/10/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/27
*Photos:

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