Chapel Vassar College Raymond Avenue, opposite Vassar Lake Poughkeepsie, New York, USA LL: N 41.68566, W 73.89721
Vassar College 124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 T: (845)437-7000 [switchboard]
None; disused and unplayable; tubes intact, but complete renovation of suspension and action are needed to restore playability.
Tower tubes by Durfee, presumably installed in 1904 (when the chapel was built). Practice system consists of wooden knobs on main ropes, striking vertical xylophone-like bars. Superseded (but not replaced) in 1955 by an electronic device. NOT OPEN TO VISITORS.
Chime with Ellacombe stand of 15 tubular bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: G#C# / NONE There are no missing bass semitones There is a practice console The whole instrument was installed in 1904 by the maker cited in Remarks above No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2005*Links:
This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-12 based on textual data last updated on 2012/04/22 and on technical data last updated on 2005/01/22
Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.
[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]
Please send comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org