St.James Church
   Cordova Street East at Gore Avenue
     Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
   LL: N 49.28257, W 123.09730
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   St.James Anglican Church
   303 Cordova Street East
   Vancouver, BC  V6A 1L4
   T: (604)685-2532




   Roped tolling hammer for one bell.
   Combination piano keyboard & roll
   player (supplied by Automatic Piano
   Player Actions Company, Southall) for
   electropneumatic action with separate
   internal clappers (now inoperative).

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1938
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008


The Website of St.James Anglican Church mentions the bells in a recent newsletter (PDF), and a video tour includes a couple of all-too-brief views of them.

To see a different view of the building, go to the Diocesan Website, and use the "Find a Church" feature.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BC.


   This page was built from the database on 15-Apr-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/04/09

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