DETROIT - TL : USA - MI

*Location:

   Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS)
   Gratiot Avenue,
     between Rivard and Russell Streets
   Detroit, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.34274, W 83.03956
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Trinity Church
   1345 Gratiot Avenue
   Detroit, MI  48207-2785
   T: (313)567-3100
   E: histtrin@aol.com

*Schedule:

   Westminster quarter tune at the hour
   (9am to 9pm); at 9, 12, 3, 6 this is
   followed by automatic play of a hymn
   appropriate to the liturgical season.

*Remarks:

   Original added semitone was flat 7th;
   two more bells were planned but never
   added.  Tower keyboard and electric
   keyboard near organ console were
   disconnected when new electro-automatic
   system was installed in 1996.
   Aug.2007: new bells, installed by Chime
   Master Systems, are the sharp 4th
   and 3 trebles.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2007
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Taylor      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has no photo of the building anywhere, but a depiction in stained glass appears on the Historic Trinity, Inc. page.  There is a tour of the bells which describes their history, but has no photos.

Building description from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/18
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/18


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