PETERBOROUGH - STJ : CANADA - ON

   The People's Chime

*Location:

   St.John the Evangelist Anglican Church
   Brock Street,
     between Water and Sheridan Streets
   Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 44.30672, W 78.31782
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*Player:

   Bruce Pond
   - and -
   church volunteers

*Contact:

   St.John's Church
   99 Brock Street
   Peterborough, ON  K9H 2P2
   T: (705)745-7624
   E: office@stjohnspeterborough.ca

*Schedule:

   Sunday 1030-1100, and for special
   occasions

*Remarks:

   Added semitones: sharp 4th, flat 7th,
   flat 9th; tenor hung for full-circle
   ringing.  Although all bells were cast
   by Taylor, there is a sign from an
   agent for Mears & Stainbank
   (Hugh Russell & Sons, Montreal).
   Further augmentation to 19 was
   advertised but never happened.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are three added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1992
     with  1 bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1964, the instrument was enlarged to 14 bells
       by Taylor      
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1911, the instrument was begun with 13 bells
       by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nLW1  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website includes a photo of the tower (on the Contact page), a page about the People's Chimes [sic] and a page about the Bell Ringers (both in the Music section).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 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 26-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/12/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/12/24
*Photos:

(none available)


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