ROMA : ITALY

*Location:

   S.Paulo intra Muros 
   (St.Paul's within the Walls, 
     American Episcopal) 
   (S.Paolo entro le Mura)
   Via Napoli & Via Nazionale
   Roma (Rome), Lazio, Italy
   LL: N 41.90113, E 12.49409
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*Player:

   Stefano Vasselli,
     Organist & Director of Music
   E: music@stpaulsrome.it

*Contact:

   St.Paul's Church
   Via Napoli 58
   00184 Roma
   T: 06/4883339   F: 06/4814568
   E: office@stpaulsrome.it

*Schedule:

  (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bass bell pitch estimated from weight
   estimate of 3/4 ton; keyboard range
   and missing chromatics assumed from
   the number of bells.  Whether original
   baton keyboard survives is unknown.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1876
     with bells made by vanAerschodt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

*Links:

The church Website (in English, Italian and Spanish) has a page about The Bell Tower, under Art & Architecture, with a photo of what is probably the bass bell.  The mechanism is not specifically described, but it can be inferred that it was playable in the early 1920s.  The maker was Severin van Aerschodt; the donors of the tower and the bells were American.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the van Aerschodt bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in IT.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Oct-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/10/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/10/14


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