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.

*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
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994

*Links:

Both the Parish Website and the Mission Website include 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 of the Parish Website.

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Index to all tower bell instruments in CA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1995/04/01


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