The Tower of the Visitation
   Mount Angel Abbey
   St.Benedict, Oregon, USA
     (off East College Street, 
     Mount Angel, Oregon, USA)
   LL: N 45.05698, W 122.77520
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   Mount Angel Abbey
   One Abbey Drive
   St.Benedict, OR  97373
   - or -
   Mount Angel Abbey Retreat House
   T: (503)845-3025   F: (503)845-3027


   Six times daily, from 0530 to 1930


   Tower constructed in 2007; bells named
   and dedicated 30 Oct.; bass A 8030
   lbs, C,D,F,G,A,C, treble D 407 lbs;
   6 basses motor-swung, 2 trebles fixed;
   Supersedes 4 by Henry Stuckstede Bell
   Foundry Co., St.Louis, 1928, (approx.
   F#-, B/Bb, C#-, F#-) which remain
   on premises.
   2015: motors & controls replaced by

*Technical data:

   Motor-swung peal of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     A D   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2007
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

The abbey Website has a photo of the bell tower on the last page of the History section.  Another is on a page about the bells.

The News from ChimeMaster, dateline 27 July 2015, has a large photo of the building, accompanying a description of their work.

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 OR.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Jan-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/01/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/12/31

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