WACO - BU/2 : USA - TX

   McLane Carillon

*Location:

   Presley Tower
   Pat Neff Hall (Administration)
   Baylor University
   Founder's Mall
   (7th Street at Baylor Avenue)
   Waco, Texas, USA
   LL: 31.54572, W 97.12165
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*Carillonist:

   Lynnette G. Geary   (C)
   916 Susan Street
   Waco, TX  76706-4931
   H: (254)662-4523   W: (254)710-3361
   F: (254)710-3639
   E: Lynnette_Geary@Baylor.edu
*Past carillonist:
   1988-2006 Dr.Otis Herbert (Herb) Colvin
     (C) (d.2011)

*Contact:

   School of Music
   Baylor University
   Waco, TX  76798

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Swinging bells are bass C,D,E.
   Carillon replaced a 25-note Deagan
   tubular chime from 1939 (see BU/1).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 24
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1988
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3E24 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 17 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   23 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  28 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  60%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

The Baylor Website.
Use the Search facility to find news releases about carillon-related events here.
Pat Neff Hall appears at #25 on south section of the campus map.

Article about the playing carillon and matching practice keyboard at Baylor, with photos

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

The tubular chime which was originally in this tower is now at Uniontown, OH.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 2004/02/25
*Photos:

(none available)


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