DERBY : USA - CT

*Location:

   Immanuel St.James Episcopal Church
   Minerva Street, on the Derby Green
     (between 4th and 5th Streets)
   Derby, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.32240, W 73.08823
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Immanuel St.James Church
   123 Minerva Street
   Derby, CT  06418-1818
   T: (203)734-4149
   E: immstjames@sbcglobal.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   The chime of St.James Church was rung
   for the first time on July 4, 1867.
   Immanuel Church merged with St.James
   in 1991.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1973
     with  5 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1867, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a small photo of the building.  Another photo with a different perspective is on the Our Parish page.  The Photos of Our History page has two more pictures of the building.  A previous version of the History page mentioned the chime, but none of the present four parts do so. 
NOTE (Apr.2008):  On Web browsers other than MS Explorer (even the most modern), the home page is likely to be partially garbled or mostly invisible, and all other pages will be inaccessible.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/04/09


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