NAPIER - MS : NEW ZEALAND

*Location:

   Clive Square / Memorial Square
   Napier, North Island, New Zealand
   LL: S 39.4918, E 176.9133
*Previous location (1974-98):
   on plinth in waterlily pond
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*Contact:

   Parks and Recreation Division
   Napier City Council
   E: info@napier.govt.nz

*Schedule:

   Every half hour from 1130 to 1400,
   4 tunes one minute apart;
   tunes changed seasonally.

*Remarks:

   Bells by Jacques Sergeys;
   two diatonic octaves plus flat 7th in
   both octaves, sharp 4th in lower
   octave, and flat 9th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 19 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1974
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

*Links:

A city government page about the chime, with five photos (four clickable for enlarged versions); a related page about the square's history and features.

Photo of the bells (on a Japanese-language page)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Sergeys bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NZ.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/10/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/20


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