SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO : USA - CA

*Location:

   Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
     (new church)
   Camino Capistrano at Acjachema Street
   San Juan Capistrano, California, USA
   LL: N 33.50439, W 117.66397
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Mission San Juan Capistrano Church
   31522 Camino Capistrano
   San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675-2650
   T: (949)248-2000  or  234-1360
   F: (948)248-2008
   E: missionbasilicaparish@
        missionparish.org
      matthewgray@cox.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells swing in openings of 2 vertically
   stacked bellchambers;
   notes C, D#, E, G#, A#, C, D#, F.
   Donated by the Bircher family.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1983
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
*Links:

The Parish Website has a History page; the building was completed in 1986, dedicated in 1987, and the title of Basilica was awarded in 2000.  But these bells are not mentioned.
The Mission Website includes a photo of the four old Spanish bells from the old church, now hung in a "bell wall."  A small photo of the new church, which was designed after the long-fallen Stone Church of the original mission, can be found on the Contact Us page, and there is another old photo of a single bell standing in a courtyard.

Waymarking page

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 all tower bell instruments in CA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/14
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/01
*Photos:

(none available)

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