SAINT BENEDICT : USA - OR

*Location:

   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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Both Google's and Bing's overhead photos were taken before construction of this tower began; Bing's birdseye views were taken early in the construction process, when excavation of the tower base was just completed.  Thus none of these show the present tower.
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*Contact:

   Mount Angel Abbey
   One Abbey Drive
   St.Benedict, OR  97373
   - or -
   Mount Angel Abbey Retreat House
   T: (503)845-3025   F: (503)845-3027
   E: retreat@mtangel.edu

*Schedule:

   Six times daily, from 0530 to 1930

*Remarks:

   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.

*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
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

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.

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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Jan-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/12/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/12/31


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