Centennial Carillon, Provo, Utah
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N 40° 15.167 W 111° 38.860
12T E 444919 N 4456015
Quick Description: Carillon tower built for the centennial of Brigham Young University. This tower marks the hour with the opening phrase of "Come, Come, Ye Saints."
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2009 10:01:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM6C3R
Dedicated October 10, 1975, by Spencer W. Kimball, this carillon tower commemorates the centennial of Brigham Young University. Part of the dedicatory prayer stated, "Just as these bells will lift the hearts of the hearers when they hear the hymns and anthems played to thy glory, let the morality of the graduates of this University provide the music of hope for the inhabitants of this planet."
The smallest bell weighs 21 pounds and the largest bell is 4,730 pounds, with a total bell weight of 26,695 pounds. The carillon was a gift funded by BYU faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the university.
The tower was renovated in 1993 and now has space for two large bells (B-flat and C).
650 E 1430 North
Provo, Utah USA
Who controls the carillon?: Brigham Young University
Number of bells: 52
Schedule of regular public performances:
Weekdays at noon.
Also, the first phrase of "Come, Come, Ye Saints" plays on the hour, controlled by a magnetic tape. Other performances include Commencement and America's Freedom Festival at Provo.
Year of construction: 10/10/1975
Structure: Free standing, 97 ft. tower with a plaza
Location web page: [Web Link]
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.