LANCASTER - G : USA - PA

*Location:

   Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA)
   North Queen and East James Streets
   Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.04601, W 76.30691 z20
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*Player:

   Richard Kline, Chief Chimer
   - and -
   nine other church people

*Contact:

   Grace Lutheran Church
   517 North Queen Street
   Lancaster, PA  17603-3097
   T: (717)397-2748
   E: pastor@GraceLutheranChurch.com

*Schedule:

   Before and after Sunday services;
   Sundays at 6pm

*Remarks:

   Original chime incorporated the old
   single bell, which remains.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (D )F G   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1995
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1962, the instrument was enlarged to 12 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1920, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by McShane      (except for 1 older)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

On the church Website, the Chimers are mentioned on the Music Groups page (under Ministries -> Music), where a 1-minute audio clip can also be found.  The About This Building page reports the acquisition of the bells in three stages.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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.

Other chimes which qualify as mini-carillons.

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  3-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/09/20


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