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Verdin Carillon Completes World-Class Performing Arts Center
Smith Center Bell Carillon

Verdin installs 47 cast bronze bells in the 17-story tower for The Smith Center–a world-class performing arts center in Las Vegas.

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The Smith Center Bell Carillon

Bell Carillons

The Beautiful, Warm, Rich Tones
of a Bell Carillon

Carillons offer listeners a diverse musical range comprised of at least two octaves of tuned bells. This allows for full musical expression. Each custom made cast bell carillon consists of 23 or more bells played from a keyboard console linked directly to bell clappers. Verdin bell carillons with traditional wooden keyboards are featured at Brigham Young University; the University of Texas; the Thomas Reese Memorial Carillon in Springfield, IL; the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC; the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and many other prominent locations across America.

bell carillons

Using the latest bell ringing technology, Verdin developed a touch-sensitive cast bell carillon that can be played with piano-style keyboard, making the beautiful sound of carillon bells available to any community. Installations of this Verdin technology may be heard at the University of Texas at Tyler; Gardner-Webb University; and Coastal Carolina University.

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Verdin bell carillons and playing consoles are renowned throughout the world for their superior design, quality, and craftsmanship. We custom make each carillon. With the technology and ability to tune existing bells, or combination of bells, these may be expanded into a chime or even a carillon. Any bell may be electrified to bring expanded use and service to bells installed in any church, community college, or university.


Bell Carillon at The University of Mississippi

Bell Carillon at The University of Mississippi

Thirty-six stunning bronze bells in the Peddle Bell Tower ring out a message of inspiration in the daily life at a public university. The keys permit a carillonneur to perform on the instrument that also can be operated by a computerized, automatic system to ring out the hour and half hour, and special music such as The University of Mississippi alma mater. The bell tower and carillon are a gift to the university from Frank and Marge Peddle of Oxford.


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In Their Own Words:


When people hear bells ringing, their hearts are lifted in a way that remains with them for life.”
— Lawrence Frank, Ft. Wayne, IN

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