GRAND RAPIDS - STA : USA - MI

*Location:

   Cathedral of St.Andrew (RC)
   between Sheldon Avenue and
     Division, SE
   Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.95810, W 85.66705
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Andrew's Rectory
   267 Sheldon Avenue, SE
   Grand Rapids, MI  49503-4581
   T: (616)456-1454   F: (616)456-5110

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th; three
   swinging bells (major triad on tenor)
   atop frame for fixed bells.  Chimestand
   removed in 1948 electrification.
   Electric keyboard disconnected and
   swinger motors inoperable.  Restoration
   and enlargement planned.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1909
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

*Links:

The diocesan Website has a tiny sketch of the cathedral, with its asymmetric spires, in the upper left corner of every page. The cathedral is listed on the Parishes pages, but not described anywhere.

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 MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 29-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/08


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