BRYN MAWR - R : USA - PA

   Catherwood Memorial Bells

*Location:

   Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal)
   New Gulph and Pennswood Roads
   Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.02211, W 75.30646
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*Player:

   Michael Diorio, Director of Music
   E mdiorio@theredeemer.org

*Contact:

   Church of the Redeemer
   *parcel:
     230 Pennswood Road
     Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
   *postal:
     Box 1030
     Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-7030
   T: (610)525-2486   F: (610)525-4587
   E: info@theredeemer.org

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters, noon
   to 3pm daily; hour strike 9am to 8pm
   daily; Angelus at 1213 on Wed.

*Remarks:

   Original added semitone was flat 7th.
   Electrified in 1980s.
   Expansion replaced prior treble,
   slightly tuned two remaining trebles,
   added sharp 4th and new treble.
   Also reported as 6 added bells.
   Also a separate tolling bell from the
   early 1860s.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1992
     with  3 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1929, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website does not mention the bells on any page (not even under Music), but they are described in two downloadable PDFs.

The church probably looks like this.

A photo gallery has three exterior views which show all or part of the bell tower.

A winter photo gallery includes at least three views of the tower.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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 PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/01/05


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