Memorial Chapel Cupola 
   Union College 
   South Lane at Library Lane 
   Schenectady, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.81618, W 73.93008
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   Peter K. Smith 
   701 South William Street 
   Johnstown, NY  12095-3212 
   H: (518)762-1587   W: (518)725-7195


   Union College 
   807 Union Street 
   Schenectady, NY  12308 
   T: (518)388-6000




   Hemispherical bells (Chimola). 
   Added semitones sharp 4th, flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1925
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002


On the college Website, the campus tour no longer includes any mention of the chapel.  An article from the 1995 alumni magazine gives a better of the photo of the cupola, during renovation that year.  A 2003 article about traditions has a paragraphs about the bells, mentioning that the quarter tune is the same as that of Oxford University.  A 2004 article about the chime has a photo of the clavier.

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

Index to North American chimolas.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.


   This page was built from the database on 24-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/04/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08

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