Thursday, March 19, 2015

Beaumont Tower Carillon

On Tuesday, Valerie, her mother, her cousin, and I had the opportunity to visit Michigan State University's Beaumont Tower to see the carillon being played.  While not a Spartan fan, I did appreciate the musical abilities of the player as he rung out the MSU fight song, which you can see and hear below.
The mechanism that makes the hands on of big clocks on the tower turn.
The Roman Numeral 4 on one of the clock faces seen from a small window inside the tower.
The "keys".
A few of the carillon bells.
The cables that lead from the keys up to the bell strikers.

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