The Church-in-the-Gardens (Congreg.)
   Ascan Avenue at Greenway North
   Forest Hills Gardens,
     Queens, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.71635, W 73.84154
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   The Church-in-the-Gardens (Congreg.)
   50 Ascan Avenue
   Forest Hills, NY  11375-6009
   T: (718)268-6704  F: (718)268-5477
   E: churchinthegardens /@/ juno DOTcom


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.


   Tower tubes by R.H.Mayland, Brooklyn,
   NY; added semitones are sharp 4th and
   flat 7th.  Original action unknown;
   had electro-pneumatic action connected
   to organ console in 1940 and 1960;
   now has Schulmerich clock chime
   driving 4 or 5 older solenoids.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 11 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A B   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1915
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nO    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012

The church Website has no depiction of the building, and the directions are vague in spite of being apparently comprehensive.  The address given on the Contact page seems to be the address of the nursery school, which appears to be two blocks away from the church building, and it has no Zipcode.

A Vimeo page which presents videos about church activities has a photo of the tower.

The New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists has a page about the organs of this church.  The specifications for the 1940 and 1960 organs include Tower Chimes on the (Chancel) Great division, with notes identified.  Since the 1940 work was an Estey rebuild of the Estey organ which had been installed in 1916, it seems reasonable to assume that the tower chime was played the same way originally.  This page also includes a clickable photo of the building, including the bell tower between the nave and the entrance porch.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of its maker.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in NY.
Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

   This page was built from the database on 29-Aug-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/08/25

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