WEST NEWTON : USA - MA

*Location:

   First Unitarian Church
   Washington Street at Highland Street
   West Newton, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.34877, W 71.22767
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*Player:

   Robert Feldman
   31 Crestwood Drive
   Framingham, MA  01701-7917
   H: (508)620-6694
   E: robert_feldman @ hotmail DOTcom

*Contact:

   First Unitarian Society in Newton
   1326 Washington Street
   West Newton, MA  02465-2078
   T: (617)527-3203   F: (617)964-5409
   E: office@fusn.org
   - or -
   Ann Watson Born, Music Director
   E: music@fusn.org

*Schedule:

   Before and after each Sunday service;
   occasional summer evening recitals.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1916
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997

*Links:

The church Website has extensive pages on the history of the Society and on its buildings.  The chime is described briefly on the Buildings page, and mentioned on the Music page.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 MA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 25-Mar-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/03/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08


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