PHILADELPHIA - CS : USA - PA

*Location:

   Cathedral Church of the Saviour
   38th & Ludlow Streets
   University City,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.95580, W 75.19804
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Philadelphia Cathedral
   3723 Chestnut Street
   Philadelphia, PA  19104-3189
   T: (215)386-0234   F: (215)386-5009
   E: danielt@philadelphiacathedral.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells destroyed by fire, 1919;
   replaced by original donor.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   All bells were recast or replaced in 1920
     by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1912, the instrument was begun with 13 bells
       by McShane     
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The previous version of the Cathedral Website included on most pages a photo of the tower taken from a nearby office building.  But the current version has no exterior pictures.  (It does have a History page which includes an old drawing of the building.)  There is no mention of the bells.

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 McShane bellfoundry.

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 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/04/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12


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