JACKSON : USA - MS

*Location:

   St.Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral
   East Capitol Street at West Street
   Jackson, Mississippi, USA
   LL: N 32.29948, W 90.18395
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*Player:

   John Paul, Organist-Choirmaster
   T: (601)354-1535x136
   E: johnpaul@standrewscathedral.org

*Contact:

   St.Andrew's Cathedral
   305 East Capitol Street
   Jackson, MS  39201-3404
   T: (601)354-1535
   E: amckeown@standrewscathedral.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Electronic control system with keyboard
   for either live or recorded play.
   Original added semitone was flat 7th;
   expansion added trebles and all common
   semitones except minor sixth. 

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     G D   /    NONE  
   There are five added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1999
     with  6 bells by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1937, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Cathedral Website has no photo of the building, and says nothing about the bells.

A photo (64KB) of the facade and tower from the north (The creature in the green lawn chair is a pink catfish; it's part of a city-wide art project celebrating the "catfish capitol of the world".)
A photo (38KB) of the tower from the northeast

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
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 MS.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jul-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2003/06/08


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