NEW YORK - G : USA - NY

*Location:

   Grace Episcopal Church 
   Broadway at West 10th Street 
   New York, New York, USA 
   LL: N 40.73199, W 73.99117
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Grace Church 
   802 Broadway 
   New York, NY  10003-4831 
   T: (212)254-2000   F: (212)673-4938 
   E: info@GraceChurchNYC.org 
      pallen@gracechurchnyc.org

*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   Expansion to final size may have been 
   done in multiple stages. 
   Electropneumatic action from organ 
   replaced original chimestand just after 
   the final enlargement was done, and was
   replaced by present electric action 
   and independent keyboard in 1998. 
   Parish previously owned the site now 
   occupied by Immaculate Conception RC,
   and sold those bells with that 
   property.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 20 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1925
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Prior history:
     In 1873, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1925
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the belfry and spire on the home page.  Formerly the Music page offered a link to a PDF file which gave a fairly complete history and description of the bells.  (Note that the individual weights on the third page were not exact - they are "pattern" weights, or estimates.)  Formerly there was also an About Grace page, which had a sketchy history that made only a passing mention of the former Grace Chapel (now Immaculate Conception RC Church), where another chime remains.

A page about the organ has a photo of the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 12-Apr-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/04/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/11


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