SAVANNAH : USA - GA

*Location:

   St.John's Episcopal Church
   West Charlton and Bull Streets
   (Madison Square)
   Savannah, Georgia, USA
   LL: N 32.07356, W 81.09468
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*Player:

   Brian Taylor, Organist
   E: btaylor@stjohnssav.org
*Previous Chimers:
   1854-??    Lawrence Cecil Berrien
   18??       Sam Pelot
   18??       Sam Torbett
   1865  Prof.Martin Freeberthyser
   18??-99    Ernest H. Roberts
   1899-1919  Harry Roberts
   1919-69+   Charles William Owen

*Contact:

   St.John's Church
   1 West Macon Street
   Savannah, GA  31401-4399
   T: (912)232-1251   F: (912)232-5559

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Chime of 1854 was largely replaced in
   1911, retaining only bell #5; the
   expansion added flat 7th, sharp 4th and
   a treble, and replaced a taut-rope
   rack with a chimestand.  Two trebles
   added in 1939, presumably with a larger
   chimestand.  Treble & flat sixth added
   in 1976, with unknown mechanism.
   Old chimestand removed in 1983, with
   tower space converted to organ loft.
   Bourdon of 1911 retained and retuned
   for carillon; there is space in the
   belfry for a future manual console
   (though access through organ is awkward).

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1990
     with 46 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the instrument was enlarged to 15 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1939, the instrument was enlarged to 13 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1911, the instrument was enlarged to 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1854, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1990
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the tower on the home page, but no information about the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in GA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/03/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/03/11


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