HIGH POINT : USA - NC

*Location:

   Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
   1225 Chestnut Drive
   High Point, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 35.95484, W 80.02969
*Original location (1920-1967):
   North Main Street
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*Player:

   Dr.Michael Dougherty, 
     Director of Music
   E: MDougherty@WesleyMemorial.org

*Contact:

   Wesley Memorial Church
   1225 Chestnut Drive
   High Point, NC  27262-4666
   T: (336)884-2204   F: (336)884-4313

*Schedule:

   Before or after church services.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are the usual flat 7th
   plus unusual minor 3d and its octave;
   the upper major 3rd is missing.
   Was first electrified about 1940;
   keyboard and strikers replaced
   in 2003 by Vanbergen.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D G   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1967
     with bells made by McShane in 1920
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

*Links:

The church Website lists the inscriptions on the bells on the Music/Instruments page (under Worshipping).  A History page (under About Us) mentions this chime as well as the congregation's move in 1958-60, picturing both the old and new bell towers.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 NC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/08/18


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