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.
1951 Dulsey Road, Suite 101
Charleston, SC 29407 USA
- The Making of a Cast Bronze Bell February 7, 2019
- Client Testimony: Tower Bell Service December 4, 2017
- Testimony: The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels November 9, 2017
- 6 Tips Before You Purchase a Tower Clock June 7, 2017