PRINCETON - T : USA - NJ

*Location:

   Trinity Episcopal Church
   33 Mercer Street, near Alexander Street
   Princeton, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 40.34732, W 74.66443
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*Player:

   Don Beer
   Box 204
   Princeton, NJ  08542-0204
   H: (609)683-0786

*Contact:

   Trinity Church
   33 Mercer Street
   Princeton, NJ  08540-6893
   T: (609)924-2277   F: (609)924-9140

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells dated 1914; Paccard
   bells installed by Arthur Bigelow.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F A#  /    F A# 4
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1953
     with  3 bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1915, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is unknown
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the tower on the home page.  The Music page mentions the "carillon" but gives no details.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 NJ.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14
*Photos:

(none available)

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