South Congregational-First Baptist Church (UCC/ABC) Main Street at Arch and Chestnut Streets New Britain, Connecticut, USA LL: N 41.66535, W 72.78174
Tower Chime Guild Attn: David Westfall South Church 90 Main Street New Britain, CT 06051-2287
Richard Coffey, Minister of Music and Organist E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - South Church 90 Main Street New Britain, CT 06051-2287 T: (860)223-3691 F: (860)827-8681
One bell from 1868, possibly recast. Added semitones are F#,A#,C#. Cambridge (Westminster) quarters added to original clock in 1943. Old chimestand, disconnected, remains in tower; new transmission and baton keyboard (C-G, fully chromatic), 1988; mechanical clock replaced with electric; all by Verdin. Baptist/UCC joint congregation now share Congregational building.
Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: C F / NONE There are three added semitones There is no practice console The present keyboard was installed in 1988 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1904, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.
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.
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