WILMINGTON - G : USA - DE

*Location:

   Grace United Methodist Church
   West Ninth and North West Streets
   Wilmington, Delaware, USA
   LL: N 39.74624, W 75.55183
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*Player:

   Dr. Neil A. Harmon, Music Director

*Contact:

   Grace Methodist Church
   903 North West Street
   Wilmington, DE  19801-1515
   T: (302)655-8847   F: (302)655-8874
   E: grace@gracechurchum.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C#G#  /    ----  
   There are four added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with  2 bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Prior history:
     In 1920, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has two photos of the building on the home page, one of them showing the bell tower.  Another picture of the tower is on the About page.  But these bells are not mentioned anywhere.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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 DE.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08


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