PHILADELPHIA - STF : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Francis de Sales Catholic Church
   Springfield Avenue at 47th Street
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.9473, W 75.2152
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*Player:

   George Wisser
   H: (215)536-1835
   E: geojr1955@yahoo.com

*Contact:

   St.Francis de Sales Rectory
   4625 Springfield Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19143-3668
   T: (215)222-5819
   - or -
   Bruce Schultz, Music Director
   4819 Warrington Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19143-3413
   H: (215)729-3114

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th and flat 7th.
   Uncertain which tower holds these
   bells, but probably the western one.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1916
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

*Links:

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 11-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/12/09


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