WASHINGTON - NC/2 : USA - DC

*Location:

   Upper belfry
   Gloria in Excelsis Tower
   National Cathedral
   (Episcopal Cathedral Church of
     SS.Peter & Paul)
   Mount Saint Alban
   Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues, NW
   Washington, D.C., USA
   LL: N 38.93061, W 77.07078
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*Ringers:

   Washington Ringing Society
   Mary Clark, Area Representative
   T: (703)532-3410
   E: josephwc/@/aol/./com

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.

*Contact:

   Music Department
   Washington National Cathedral
   Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues
   Washington, DC  20016-5098
   T: (202)537-6216

*Schedule:

   Practice Tuesday 1845-2100 (meet at
     northwest entrance at 1840);
   Sunday 1200 (quarter peals alternate
     Sundays--call ahead);
   call 537-6986 for late access.
   Building open 1000-1630 daily (later
     in summer).

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in 1962, and dated thus.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The Cathedral Website describes both the ring and the carillon in the Music section.  It also hosts the Washington Ringing Society, which presents a lot of information about both of the rings in this city.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Panorama (both vertical and horizontal) in the belfry, taken from the center of the circle of bells

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in DC, including the 53-bell carillon (NC/1) in the lower belfry of the same tower.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/06/23


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