FLINT - FB : USA - MI

*Location:

   Woodside Church (ABC/UCC)
   (First Baptist Church of Flint)
   East Court Street at Beard Street
   Flint, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 43.01877, W 83.67006
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*Player:

   Dr. Quincy Dobbs, Minister of Music
   

*Contact:

   Woodside Church
   1509 East Court Street
   Flint, MI  48503-6202
   T: (810)767-4911   F: (810)767-4151
   E: info@woodsidechurch.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original installation (1952) was 2 1/2
   octaves, but in 1957 the bells were
   replaced (or the trebles removed) to
   yield the present chime.  Added semi-
   tones are sharp 4th and flat 7th.
   Original Deagan automatic player was
   replaced by a Maas-Rowe control system
   in late 1980s.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1952
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is unknown

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page.  Unfortunately, a long illustrated page about this chime and its unusual history was dropped in the latest revision.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/05/17


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