WICHITA FALLS - MSU : USA - TX

   Redwine Carillon

*Location:

   Hardin Administration Building
   Midwestern State University
   Taft Boulevard near Hampstead Lane
   Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
   LL: N 33.87617, W 98.51951
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*Carillonist:

   Jim Quashnock
   3575 State Highway 258 E
   Wichita Fall, TX  76310-7037
   H: (940)691-7809
   E: quashnock@aol.com
*Past carillonneurs:
   19??-?? William D. (Don) Owens
   Ricky Tims
   Denise Kay Reynolds Koncelik

*Contact:

   Dr.Howard Farrell
   T: (940)397-4782
   E: Howard.Farrell@mwsu.edu
   - at -
   Midwestern State University
   3410 Taft Boulevard
   Wichita Falls, TX  76308
   T: (940)397-4000

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Expanded and completely rehung by
   Meeks, Watson & Co. in 2002-03, with
   new frame, central radial transmission,
   new playing and practice keyboards
   (with space to add 7 trebles) and
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   Both keyboards in same room.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2003
     with bells made by Meeks,Watson
   Prior history:
     In 1952, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4H   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 19 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   23 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  25 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  80%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The MWSU Website has a well-illustrated page about the recent carillon renovation project in 2002-03.

MW&Co has an illustrated page about the project.

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

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 Meeks & Watson 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01
*Photos:


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Building from east, with Liberty Bell replica (by Paccard) in foreground

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Belfry
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Mid-range bells
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An original bass bell
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Added bass bells

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