St.Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
   Ross Avenue at Jones Street
   San Anselmo, California, USA
   LL: N 37.97159, W 122.56569
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   St.Nicholas Orthodox Church
   102 Ross Avenue
   San Anselmo, CA  94960-2941
   T: (415)454-0982




   9 bells by Pyatkov of Russia, dated
   from 1995 to 2006; one Southern Pacific
   railroad bell from 1956; bass bell by
   Vera, Voronezh, Russia, 2003.
   Hum tones: bass (Blagovestnik) C#1,
   alto E2,A#,B2(RR),C#3,E,F#,
   treble A,A#3,C4,C#4

*Technical data:

   Zvon of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ZVON  /    ZVON  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2006
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 2002, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.


The church Website includes a photo page about the dedication of the largest bell ("blagovestnik") in Nov.2003, and a sound clip (reached from the About / History page). 

Recent photos of church with zvon (56KB) and zvon details (114KB), provided by Mark Galperin of, showing the current configuration of the bell frames.

Where the majority of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 zvons.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CA.


   This page was built from the database on 28-Nov-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/11/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/11/15

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