NEW HAVEN - C : USA - CT

*Location:

   Christ Episcopal Church
   Whalley Avenue at Park Street
   New Haven, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.31164, W 72.93160
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*Player:

   Robert W. Lehman, Organist/Choirmaster

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   84 Broadway
   New Haven, CT  06511-3499
   T: (203)865-6354   F: (203)787-3206
   E: ccmail@christchurchnh.org

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters from
   independent electric action.

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are sharp 4th, flat 7th
   and sharp octave; tenor swung prior
   to first electrification.  Chimestand
   not used manually; electrification
   operates chimestand via solenoids below
   floor, with reduced key travel;
   control relays (initially from electric
   keyboard) have been replaced twice,
   and now work from organ console.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) 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 whole instrument was installed in 1905
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1974

*Links:

The church Website is quite fancy, but unfortunately not fully visible or navigable by some standard Web browsers.  The Flash-animated Slideshow pictures only the interior of the building, without explanations.  However, this chime is nowhere mentioned.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

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 25-Sep-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1978/07/21


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