JERUSALEM - YMCA : ISRAEL

*Location:

   Jesus Tower, YMCA
   King David Street
   Jerusalem, Israel
   LL: N 31.77429, E 35.22118
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Jerusalem International YMCA
   PO Box 294
   Jerusalem 91002
   T: 2-5692692   F: 2-6253438
   E: ymca@ymca.org.il

*Schedule:

   Not regularly played

*Remarks:

   Dedicated 1933.  Flat pedalboard;
   practice keyboard in playing room.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C E   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

*Links:

On the YMCA Website, see the History and The Building pages (though the carillon is barely mentioned).

Video of Michael Ohman playing the Jerusalem carillon (also visitors), showing the keyboard and part of the belfry.  lso brief playing on the practice keyboard, which is in the same room with the playing keyboard.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all non-traditional carillons in this region by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all traditional carillons in this region by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all traditional carillons in this region by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Israel.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Israel.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  9-Jan-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/01/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/01/01


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