LONDON - STPE : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Saint Peter's Cathedral Basilica
   Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street
   London, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 42.98723, W 81.25012
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Saint Peter's Cathedral Basilica
   196 Dufferin Avenue
   London, ON  N6A 1K8
   T: (519)432-3475   F: (519)432-5358
   E: basilica@rcec.london.on.ca

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Originally a 5-bell clock chime (1935)
   by Gillett & Johnston, of which only
   one small bell apparently remains.
   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   A further expansion to 35 bells was
   planned but never occurred.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D F#  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1958
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen (except for 1)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

*Links:

While the Website of the Cathedral Basilica has no information about the bells, it does have a photo gallery which offers several pictures of the building and one of the bells.

From the city E-services & Maps page, call up an interactive city map to find this or any other address.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 ON.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Jun-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/01/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2009/01/25


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