FREDERICTON - CCC : CANADA - NB

*Location:

   Christ Church Cathedral
   Church and Brunswick Streets
   Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
   LL: N 45.95732, W 66.63468
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*Player:

   Volunteers from Cathedral Choir

*Contact:

   Christ Church Cathedral
   168 Church Street
   Fredericton, NB  E3B 4C9
   T: (506)450-8500   F: (506)450-8505
   E: office@christchurchcathedral.com

*Schedule:

   Sundays 0950-1000;
   1200-1215 daily in summer.

*Remarks:

   Original ring destroyed by fire, 1911.
   Keyboard at ground level.
   Diatonic in key of C plus bass B and
   semitones D#(bass), F#, A#.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     B F   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1911
     with 15 bells made by Warner      
   Prior history:
     In 1852, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Whitechapel 
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2000
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Cathedral Website has a fine picture of the Victorian stone building, and brief mentions of the two sets of bells it has housed (under "Online Tour" and "Cathedral History").

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner 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 NB.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Aug-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/08/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/02/16


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