LYNCHBURG - LU : USA - VA

*Location:

   Freedom Tower
   Liberty University
   (formerly Liberty Baptist College,
     originally Lynchburg Baptist College)
   University Boulevard
   Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
   LL: N 37.35199, W 79.18009
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*Contact:

   Liberty University
   1971 University Boulevard
   Lynchburg, VA  24515
   T: (434)582-2000
   E: visitorscenter@liberty.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells hung above a full-scale replica
   of the Liberty Bell, cast in 1976.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2016
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   84 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  84 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2016
*Links:

News article on installation of the bells; the Liberty Bell replica is hung below the center of a square frame that carries the smaller bells, with wooden headstock as if to swing, but with external electric striker.  With video (00:45) showing hoisting of the assembled frame into the tower.

The Vimeo page linked from the above page has another audio clip (02:54) plus a larger photo of the bell assembly just before it was lowered into place.  But the audio samples are clearly NOT of these bells (nor indeed of any real bells!).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 VA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/04/18
*Photos:

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