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*Location:

   New Skete Monastery (Eastern Orthodox)
   New Skete Lane
   Cambridge, New York, USA
   LL: N 43.0352, W 73.3031
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   New Skete Monastery
   *parcel:
     250 New Skete Lane
     Cambridge, NY  12816
   *postal:
     PO Box 128
     Cambridge, NY  12816-0128
   T: (518)677-3928
   E: monks@newskete.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   12 bells cast in 1946-7 as trebles
   for the carillon of First
   Presbyterian Church, Stamford, CT,
   from which they were removed in 1968.
   Other bells are mostly old church bells
   by Meneely/Troy, recycled.

*Technical data:

   Zvon of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1968, the instrument was begun with 12 bells
       by Gillett & Johnston (cast in 1946-7)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Website of the Communities of New Skete does not mention the bells or the bell tower.

Tower photo by Marietta Douglas

The traditional carillon which previously contained most of these bells is described at

STAMFORD - FPC                : USA - CT   

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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 NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/04


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