First Presbyterian Church West Lexington Avenue at North Pleasant Street Independence, Missouri, USA LL: N 39.09235, W 94.42151
First Presbyterian Church 100 North Pleasant Street Independence, MO 64050-2654 T: (816)252-6662 F: (816)252-3300 E: email@example.com
First 6 bells (keyboard C,D,E,F,G,A) by Meneely/Wvlt, 1937; keyboard Bb,C by P&F, 1978. Space in original frame to add two more trebles. Original solenoid/chain/clapper mechanism was replaced with outside hammers during expansion. Unique quarter-hour tunes.
Electric-keyboard chime of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A in the middle octave Transposition is up 9 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C / NONE The arrangement of tones and/or semitones is non-standard; see Remarks above. The instrument was enlarged in 1978 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1937, the instrument was begun with 6 bells by Meneely/Wvlt Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
NOTE: In the database which supports this Website, these two phases are combined into one, because it does not include instruments smaller than 8 bells, and this was originally that very rare thing, a chime of six bells. After enlargement, it is an even more rare thing, because the octave contains a flat seventh in place of the normal seventh.
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 MO.
This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-09 based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/10 and on technical data last updated on 2004/03/23
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