Beaumont Tower Carillon at Michigan State University
Beaumont Tower is an enduring symbol of Michigan State University. After going silent in 1987, the clock & carillon mechanisms were refurbished in 1995. About half of the existing bells were replaced in order to better match the tone of the entire instrument and two new claviers were installed. The restored 49-bell instrument had its inaugural concert on May 3rd, 1996. The tower was designed in the collegiate Gothic style and combines religious and fortress architectural elements.
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