Monday, December 18, 2006

End of semester excursion

Sam Hammond, University Carilloneur, invited members of the class to tour the bells in the tower of Duke Chapel. Here Sam describes the action, which is similar to a mechanical action pipe organ.

This photo shows the clavier. The layout is just like any other usual keyboard instrument, with the exception that the keys are very widely spaced. There is also a pedalboard.

After hearing the 5:00 recital up close, we hiked to the top of the tower to enjoy the view. The sky was clear, and we could easily see downtown Durham and the entire campus.

The sun sets over Cameron Indoor Stadium.


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