WAPPINGERS FALLS : USA - NY

*Location:

   Zion Episcopal Church
   East Main Street (NY Route 9D)
     at Satterlee Place
   Wappingers Falls, New York, USA
   LL: N 41.59790, W 73.91886
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*Player:

   Barbara Griffin
   510 Maloney Road, H-7
   Poughkeepsie, NY  12603-5914
   T: (845)462-8459
   - or -
   Patricia Allen
   T: (845)471-3029

*Contact:

   Zion Episcopal Church
   12 Satterlee Place
   Wappingers Falls, NY  12590
   T: (845)297-9797

*Schedule:

   Prior to 10am Eucharist on Sundays

*Remarks:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   mechanical clock.  Added semitones are
   sharp 4th and flat 7th.  Tower also
   contains an independent swinging bell
   by Meneely/West Troy, 1869.
   Prior to installation of present chime,
   the tower contained a 15-note tubular
   chime; it was given to Washington
   National Cathedral after the second
   rector of this church became the first
   bishop of Washington, and now hangs in
   the tower of St.Alban's School on
   the Cathedral grounds in Washington.

*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
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1906
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the Missions page, which also contains a short paragraph about the chimers.  The Photo Gallery contains a set of pictures of the church, one of which shows the bell tower.  The Parish History (a 5MB downloadable Word document) has a couple of pictures of the building, and a short paragraph about the chimers, but offers no new information about the bells.  The History page doesn't mention the previous tubular chime, though it does identify the parish's connection to the National Cathedral.

Where 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 18-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/16
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/09/07


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