CIENFUEGOS : CUBA

*Location:

   Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion
   Calle 29 (Santa Isabel) at Avenida 56
   Cienfuegos, Cuba
   LL: N 22.14614, W 80.45200
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   In tower: 3 by Santander, Spain, 1872;
   3 from Paris, 1873; one 1852; one
   cast in Cienfuegos in 1919; mostly hung
   dead in tower openings.  One (D)
   struck by two suspended drop hammers
   from tower clock; one rung by hand with
   a clapper rope; some disused.
   On display at ground level is another
   bell, cast in 1674.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   Installation was completed in unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: H     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
*Links:

Video about the bells (3:22, Spanish language commentary)

Photo of the cathedral, showing one bell hung flywheel style in the front opening.

This being a collection with no primary maker, it is not indexed by maker.

Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Central and South American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CU.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  2-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/04/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/04/24
*Photos:

(none available)


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