University Tennessee Sewanee Carillon Bell Tower
Philippe Paccard at the University of Tennessee Sewanee


University of the South


735 University Avenue
Sewanee, Tennessee 37383


college and university, cast bronze carillon bells

About This Project

The Shapard Tower, located at the Chapel on campus, at 134 feet tall, contains a 56 bell Paccard mechanical instrument of cast bronze carillon bells with a great bourdon of 7,000 pounds, musical note B flat; the smallest carillon bells weigh in at 22 pounds.

The overall weight of the carillon bells is 23 tons.

The carillon bells are played manually with a traditional wooden baton keyboard, called a clavier, by a carillonneur and the music cascades over the campus.

The campus location of the bell tower is ideal as it is nestled into the beautiful campus without heavily trafficked roads; a peaceful location for the large set of carillon bells.

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