NEW YORK - STT : USA - NY

*Location:

   St.Thomas Church (Episcopal)
   Fifth Avenue at West 53rd Street
   New York, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.76058, W 73.97582
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*Player:

   Jeffrey Figley

*Contact:

   St.Thomas Parish Office
   1 West 53rd Street
   New York, NY  10019-5496
   T: (212)757-7013
   E: administration@saintthomaschurch.org
      music@saintthomaschurch.org

*Schedule:

   Sunday before 11 a.m. service

*Remarks:

   Meneely/West Troy bells destroyed by
   fire 8/8/1905.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     B C   /    B C   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2004
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 2003, the instrument was enlarged to 25 bells
       by Taylor      
     In 2002, the instrument was enlarged to 23 bells
       by Taylor      
     In 1929, the instrument was begun with 21 bells
       by Taylor      
     In 1874, a complete instrument was installed with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website contains a splendid photo accessible from either the Building page or the Tour page.  The carillon is only mentioned briefly (and still incorrectly as of Aug'07) at the last stop on the Tour.  An extensive list of available recordings of the choir and organs seems not to include anything from the bells.

A photo of the building and its massive corner tower accompanies the report of a visitor.

Building description from Emporis Buildings (only an incorrect photo as of Aug.'07)
from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in NY.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  4-Oct-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/10/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/11/01


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