St.Martin's Episcopal Church
   122nd Street at Lenox Avenue
     (Malcolm X Boulevard)
   New York, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.80560, W 73.94663
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   Michael J. Smith
   838 West End Avenue, Apt.4A
   New York, NY  10025-2777
   H: (212)864-3802   C: (917)371-7223
*Past carillonists:
   19??-2000 Dionisio A. Lind   (A)
   19??-?? Kamiel Lefévere  (d.)


   St.Martin's Episcopal Church
   230 Malcolm X Boulevard
   New York, NY  10027-6396
   T: (212)534-4531


   Silent since 2013 because of fears for
   tower structure


   First carillon installed in USA after
   World War II.  Swinging bells form
   major triad on the bourdon, which was
   rehung for this in 1951 when the
   other two were installed.
   Unusable practice console has same
   range but different dimensions.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 42 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1949
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: S3    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 16 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   17 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  23 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  75%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1989

The church's Facebook page has a good a photo of the building, but doesn't say anything significant about it or the congregation.

News article (Sep.2018) "The Bells of St. Martin's Fall Silent as Churches in Harlem Struggle"

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in NY.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jan-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/01/12
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/07/07

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