TROY - STJOH : USA - NY

*Location:

   St.John's Episcopal Church
   1st and Liberty Streets
   Troy, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.72559, W 73.69393
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*Player:

   Andrew S. Mace
   East Nassau, NY  12062
   H: (518)766-5413
   E: herald948@aol.com

*Contact:

   St.John's Church
   146 1st Street
   Troy, NY  12180-4431
   T: (518)274-5884   F: (518)274-5880
   E: saintjohnstroy@juno.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are sharp 4th and
   flat 7th.  Unclear whether Meneely/Troy
   replaced entire chime or only parts;
   some 1870 bells may remain, as well as
   much of original mechanism.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    D G  4
   There are two added semitones
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1911
     by Meneely/Troy
   Prior history:
     In 1870, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website includes a small picture of the stone-spired building within the montage on the splash page. Larger pictures are on the History page. There is an excellent long page about the chime.

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 10-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/12/10


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