UPPER MONTCLAIR - PC : USA - NJ

*Location:

   The Presbyterian Church of
     Upper Montclair (PCUSA)
   Norwood Avenue at Inwood Avenue
   Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 40.84407, W 74.20185
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*Player:

   Barbara Novak
   85 Greendale Road
   Clifton, NJ  07013-3446
   T: (973)773-9383

*Contact:

   The Presbyterian Church of
     Upper Montclair
   53 Norwood Avenue
   Upper Montclair, NJ  07043-1996
   T: (973)746-3854
   E: denise@pcum.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are G#, A#, C, D#.
   Oversized baton keyboard rarely used
   because of difficult access to tower;
   electric keyboard beside organ console.
   Space in both keyboards for expansion
   to two octaves.
   Re-electrified c.2000.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D A   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1929
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  8 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   15 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  17 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   5%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building, but no history and no mention of these bells.

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

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

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  6-Mar-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/03/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/09/23
*Photos:

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