ALBANY - STP : USA - NY

*Location:

   St.Peter's Episcopal Church
   State & Lodge Streets
   Albany, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.65077, W 73.75396
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*Player:

   Neil K. Keen, Music Director
   T: (518)439-9238
   - or -
   Vaughn Mauren

*Contact:

   St.Peter's Church
   107 State Street
   Albany, NY  12207-1683
   T: (518)434-3502
   E: office@stpeterschurchalbany.org

*Schedule:

   Sunday, before & after 1030 service

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.  Also in
   the belfry is the original church bell
   from 1751 (maker not reported).

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#G   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1875
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 2009

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page.  There is an illustrated page dedicated to the bells (Historic St.Peter's -> Edifice -> Tower Room), and more photos can be found on the Architecture page.  Another picture of the tower is on the About Us page, and yet another (showing in the background the carillon tower of City Hall) is on the Location page.

A photo of the building and tower accompanies the report of a visitor.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1875).

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*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 2009/09/26


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