PHILADELPHIA - STV : USA - PA

*Location:

   Miraculous Medal Shrine (RC)
   (formerly St.Vincent's Seminary)
   500 East Chelten Avenue
   Germantown
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.04233, W 75.16779
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*Carillonist:

   Janet Tebbel   (C)
   431 West Walnut Lane
   Philadelphia, PA  19144-3714
   H: (215)848-3915
   E: jtebbel97@gmail.com
*Past carillonists:
   19??-62 Remy Muller  (d.1965?)
   1962-2002 Janet Dundore (1920-2005)(C)

*Contact:

   Central Assn. of the Miraculous Medal
   Attn: Fr. Carl Pieber
   475 East Chelten Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19144-5731
   T: (215)848-1010   F: (215)848-1014

*Schedule:

   Monday 1730-1830, 1900-1930

*Remarks:

   Keyboard by Arthur Bigelow, 1947,
   renovated in 1975;
   new transmission in 1985.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1952
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Prior history:
     In 1947, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells
       by Bigelow     
     In 1900, the instrument was begun with 26 bells
       by Paccard      (except for an unknown number)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is unknown
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of Arthur Bigelow, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American concert class carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Why this instrument was a milestone in North American non-traditional carillon history (1900).

Index to all traditional carillons in PA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/08/07
   and on technical data last updated on 1976/12/31
*Photos:

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