The table below is an index to 20 existing Central and South American chimes, in order by the pitch of the bourdon (heaviest bell of the main keyboard range). Instruments with the same bourdon pitch are in descending order by number of bells, then by missing semitones, then by country. The key to the four column headings is at the end of the table, along with some other notes.
Location (City : Country) Note Chr Nr Transp
COTIA : BRAZIL F - 19 - Basilica Nossa Senhora de Fátima PORT OF SPAIN - HT : TRINIDAD F - 8 - Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity (Anglican) PORT-AU-PRINCE : HAITI F# - 15 - Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Ste.Trinite) (UNKNOWN) : TRINIDAD G - 8 - Catholic Church SMITH'S PARISH : BERMUDA G# I 10 - Church of St.Mark the Apostle (Anglican) VALDIVIA : CHILE A# Z 22 - (unknown)
ANTIGUA : B. W. I. C - 14 - Cathedral Church of St.John the Divine (Anglican) WILLEMSTAD - SF/1 : NED.ANTIL. D - 13 - Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Jewellers CARACAS : VENEZUELA E - 19 - Church PARAMARIBO - J : SURINAME F X 14 12 J.L.Jong A Kiem N.V.
WILLEMSTAD - CB/1 : NED.ANTIL. C - 18 - Citco Bank WILLEMSTAD - CB/2 : NED.ANTIL. C - 18 - Citco Bank ORANJESTAD - H : NED.ANTIL. C - 12 - Holland Aruba Mall
BRASILIA : BRAZIL - - 18 - Catholic Church ARUBA : NED.ANTIL. - - 14 - Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Jewellers ORANJESTAD - RP : NED.ANTIL. - - 14 - Royal Plaza Mall CARTAGO : COSTA RICA - - 12 - Almacén Gonzalez MONTEGO BAY : JAMAICA - - 12 - St.James Parish Church (Anglican) COQUIMBO : CHILE - - 9 - Cruz del Tercer Milenio CIENFUEGOS : CUBA - - 8 - Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion
Key to column headings:
The table is sorted first on the pitch of the bass bell, then on the number of bells, then on the chromatics indicator, then on city. The actual weight of the bass bell is not used.
The weight range indicators for each octave are only gross approximations, and should not be taken to represent any specific bell.
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