"Place de la Musique"
     (private residence)
   Plum Tree Road
   Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 42.17997, W 88.21154
*Former location (1947-1986):
   St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church
   2840 West Nelson Street
   Chicago, Illinois, USA
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   Sanfilippo Foundation




   Tower tubes by Deagan, "harmonically
   tuned" (i.e., not purely cylindrical),
   with polished copper finish, hung in
   two banks of 16 in a theatre organ
   concert hall; one of only 3 sets
   located indoors.  No public access
   except by group appointment - see the
   Foundation's Website.
   The original church installation was
   done by C.J.Gercken.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) carillon of 32 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1994
     with tubular bells made by Deagan in 1947
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010

The Sanfilippo Foundation page about the organ has a small photo of the theater in which the west half of the chime is barely visible at the left edge.  The Deagan chime is mentioned in the second paragraph of the text.

Sanfilippo music hall

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in IL.
Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

   This page was built from the database on  7-Jan-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/06/30

Stage right,
 from balcony
Stage right,
 from stage
Striker rack,
 tubular bells,
  damper rack,
   organ pipes
Same, left half
Keyboard case, near stage
Controls in basement
Motor-generator in basement

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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