GROSSE POINTE FARMS - CC : USA - MI

*Location:

   Christ Church (Episcopal)
   Christ Church Lane
   (Grosse Pointe Boulevard
     at Edgemere Road)
   Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.39124, W 82.90038
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*Player:

   Scott Hanoian, Director of Music
   - and -
   Richard Gibson

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard
   Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236-3712
   T: (313)885-4841   F: (313)885-7019

*Schedule:

   Before and after Sunday services.

*Remarks:

   Original 3-octave G&J console totally
   renovated by R.Watson in 1984.
   Practice keyboard by Taylor.
   For many years, the 1938 enlargement was
   incorrectly reported as 9 bells, for
   a total of 32 [equally incorrect].

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is a practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1988
     with  5 bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1938, the instrument was enlarged to 30 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
       (7 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1935, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a small photo of the building on the home page, and another on the History page.  But there is no information about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in MI.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/07/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/05/31


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