GATES MILLS : USA - OH

*Location:

   Church of St.Christopher-by-the-River
   Old Mill Road near Chagrin River Road
   Gates Mills, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 41.51780, W 81.40471
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*Carillonist:

   Bernadette Alpers   (A)
   PO Box 81
   Chesterland, OH  44026-0081
   H: (440)286-7200   W: (440)423-4451
   - and -
   Yuri Sato McElliott,
     organist/choirmaster
*Past carillonists:
   19??-93 Frank Griesinger   (d.1993?)
   19??-?? Shattuck Hartwell
   19??-?? Janice Blewitt

*Contact:

   The Rev. T. Conrad Selnick, Rector
   Marianne Kukec, Parish Administrator
   St.Christopher-by-the-River
   *parcel:
     7601 Old Mill Road
     Gates Mills, OH  44040
   *postal:
     PO Box 519
     Gates Mills, OH  44040-0519
   T: (440)423-4451   F: (440)423-4616

*Schedule:

   Sundays before and after 10:15 service;
   Wednesday evening before choir
   practice; for religious and secular
   holidays, incl. "Blessing of the Hounds"
   with the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 14 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C D   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1964
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1927, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       made by Gillett & Johnston
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  9 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   12 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  14 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  50%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has two photos of the building, as well as photos and information about the carillon.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in OH.

Index to all tower bell instruments in OH.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/02/22
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