MINNEAPOLIS - STO : USA - MN

*Location:

   Church of St.Olaf (RC)
   (formerly Church of the Redeemer,
     Universalist)
   South 8th Street at Second Avenue, S
   Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
   LL: N 44.97458, W 93.27031
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*Player:

   Dr. Lynn Trapp, Director of Music
     and Liturgy
   E: ltrapp@saintolaf.org

*Contact:

   St.Olaf Rectory
   215 South 8th Street
   Minneapolis, MN  55402-2847
   T: (612)332-7471
   E: office@saintolaf.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells survived 1888 fire that destroyed
   the first building of the Church of
   the Redeemer.  Second building bought
   by the new Catholic parish of St.Olaf
   in 1941; bells survived fire which
   destroyed it in 1953.  Bells now playable
   from the Recit keyboard of the new
   organ completed in July 2001.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1882
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1954

*Links:

The church Website barely mentions the bells, and the church illustration on the home page does not show the tower.  A history article tells about the conversion of the building from its original to its present use; we assume the survival of the bells through two catastrophic fires.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 MN.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/03/29
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/01/01


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