ALBANY - IC : USA - NY

*Location:

   North tower
   Immaculate Conception Cathedral (RC)
   Eagle Street and Madison Avenue
   South Mall
   Albany, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.64757, W 73.75944
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Cathedral Rectory Office
   125 Eagle Street
   Albany, NY  12202-1797
   T: (518)463-4447   F: (518)436-5177
   E: chancery@rcda.org
      ecathedr@nycap.rr.com
   - or -
   Music Office
   T: (518)463-4744
   E: gosborne@nycap.rr.com

*Schedule:

   Angelus

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th (C#).
   The oldest surviving (and second made)
   10-bell chime from Meneely/West Troy.
   Chimestand and action restored to use
   by Joe Connors in 2012, after half a
   century of being unusable; rededicated
   on 150th anniversary of original
   dedication.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1862
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W3I   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
*Links:

The Cathedral Website has both a photo and a drawing of the building on the home page, with smaller versions on other pages.  The north tower is on the right.  The Photo Gallery has more building photos.  The History & Tour page mentions the chime, which unfortunately was ignored during the recent major renovation of the building.

Slideshow from the rededication of the chime.

The cathedral is pictured in the background on the splash page of the Diocesan Website.

An article on restoration of the tower stonework has a photo of the building.

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

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/12/24
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