MIDDLETOWN -- : USA - NY

*Location:

   St.Joseph's Catholic Church
   Cottage Street
   Middletown, New York, USA
   LL: N 41.45283, W 74.41064
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Joseph's Rectory
   149 Cottage Street
   Middletown, NY  10940-3704
   T: (845)343-6013   F: (845)344-4735

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   An 1800 lb McShane bell was added or
   replaced in 1953.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1953
     by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1910, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a 3-page history, which mentions that the tower was added after the initial construction of the present building (which was in 1879-80).  It isn't clear whether the tower was built for the chime, or earlier.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
The final phase of this work is not indexed because the date of the added bell is unknown. (If it was a recycled bell, it will not be indexed anyway.)

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 2005/02/12


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