MADISON - UW : USA - WI

   Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Carillon Tower
   University of Wisconsin
   Observatory Dr. near North Charter St.
   Madison, Wisconsin, USA
   LL: N 43.07615, W 89.40535
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*Carillonist:

   Lyle John Anderson   (A)
   609 Pine Street
   Madison, WI  53715-2147
   H: (608)219-8438   W: (608)219-5291
   F: (608)263-7679
   E: LJAnders@FacStaff.Wisc.edu
*Past carillonists:
     Ralph Ehlert
     Norris Wentworth
   1960-84 John Wright Harvey  (1919-2009)
   1984-86 (none)

*Contact:

   Information Center
   Memorial Union
   800 Langdon Street
   Madison, WI  53706-1495
   T: (608)262-2511

*Schedule:

   Sunday 3pm; Wed & Fri afternoons in
   school sessions;
   Thursday evenings in July

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 56 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A#G   /    A#A   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1973
     with 32 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was enlarged to 51 bells
       by Paccard     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1937, the instrument was enlarged to 30 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1936, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (24 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The university's main Website has numerous news articles which mention the carillon, mostly with respect to scheduled carillon concerts. A good photo of the tower can be found here.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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 WI.

Index to all tower bell instruments in WI.

*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 1992/05/09
*Photos:

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