PHILADELPHIA - STL : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Luke's Episcopal Church
   East Coulter Street near
     Germantown Avenue
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.03400, W 75.17058
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Luke's Church
   5411-21 Germantown Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19144-2294
   T: (215)844-8544   F: (215)844-0932
   E: parish@stlukesger.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original semitone sharp 7th; added
   bells are sharp 4th and 3 trebles.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#A#  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1967
     with  4 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1892, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1974
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church's Website has a photo of part of the building on the main page; unfortunately the belfry is largely obscured.  The bells are not mentioned.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 29-Dec-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/12/31


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