INDIANAPOLIS - CCC : USA - IN

*Location:

   Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)
   121 North Meridian 
   Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 39.76929, W 86.15781
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Christ Church Cathedral Office 
   55 Monument Circle, Suite 600 
   Indianapolis, IN  46204-2917 
   T: (317)636-4577   F: (317)635-1040 
   E: fburgo@cccindy.org 
      reeso@cccindy.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th. 
   First 4 bells installed early 1860,
   next 4 later that year, tenor in 1890.
   Original keyboard removed to storage;
   octave now chimed to changes by 
   individual ropes.  Tenor and flat 7th
   can be chimed from ground floor.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1890
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Prior history:
     In 1860, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Cathedral Website has been recently redesigned (Apr.2007 or earlier), and many pages are inaccessible because the work was badly done.  There used to be a small photo of the building on the home page, and a few mentions of the bells on the history page.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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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 IN.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 29-Mar-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/03/29
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/11/09


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