DARIEN : USA - CT

*Location:

   St.Luke's Episcopal Church
   [Boston] Post Road at Rings End Road
   Noroton,
     Darien, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.06135, W 73.48408
Site locator map

*Player:

   Members of the parish

*Contact:

   St.Luke's Church
   PO Box 3128
   Darien, CT  06820-8128
   T: (203)655-1456   F: (203)655-7716
   E: welcome@saintlukesdarien.org
      david.pulliam@saintlukesdarien.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original added semitone was flat 7th;
   expansion added sharp 4th and 4
   trebles.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1973
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1875, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       made by Meneely/Troy
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website shows part of the building in the background of a choir photo on the Music page.  The same page recruits people to play the tower bells.  But there is no information about the instrument.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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 CT.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  7-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/23
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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