PACIFIC PALISADES : USA - CA

*Location:

   St.Matthew's Episcopal Church
   Bienveneda Avenue
   Pacific Palisades, California, USA
   LL: N 34.05367, W 118.54119
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*Player:

   Thomas Neenan, Director of Music
   E: tneenan@stmatthews.com

*Contact:

   St.Matthew's Church
   *parcel:
     1031 Bienveneda Avenue
     Pacific Palisades, CA  90272
   *postal:
     Box 37
     Pacific Palisades, CA  90272
   T: (310)454-1358   F: (310)573-7421

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are F#, A#, F#.
   Table-top practice keyboard in parish
   hall.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1986
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 1987

*Links:

On the church Website, a small photo showing part of the bell tower can be found on the Architecture page (in the Welcome section).  In spite of an apparently extensive music program, the bells are not mentioned anywhere.  But the Introduction page of the Parish Profile has a photo which must be the interior of the bell tower, showing the top of a manual keyboard with transmission for 20 bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

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 all tower bell instruments in CA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 13-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1987/05/01


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