GREENWICH : USA - CT

*Location:

   Christ Episcopal Church
   East Putnam Avenue, near Old Church Road
   Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.03639, W 73.61867
Site locator map

*Player:

   Jamie Hitel, Director of Music
   T: (203)869-6600 x21
   E: jhitel/@/christchurchgreenwich.org

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   254 East Putnam Avenue
   Greenwich, CT  06830-4871
   T: (203)869-6600
   E: musicdept@christchurchgreenwich.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Also a separate tolling bell.
   Original added semitone flat 7th.
   2010: Verdin tuned nominals and minor
   third partials in Meneely bells,
   and modified the chimestand; added
   sharp 4th and 3 trebles.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2010
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1913, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       made by Meneely/Troy
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
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 on the home page; it can be clicked for a larger version.  But there is no mention of the chime.

News article, with 7 photos, on removal of the bells for tuning and restoration of the manual keyboard.

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 18-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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