PITTSBURGH - CC : USA - PA

*Location:

   Calvary Episcopal Church
   Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.45612, W 79.92196
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*Player:

   Alan Lewis, Director of Music
   E: alewis@calvarypgh.org

*Contact:

   Calvary Church
   315 Shady Avenue
   Pittsburgh, PA  15206-4388
   T: (412)661-0120  F: (412)661-6077
   E: calvary@calvarypgh.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   This building (1906-7) was the first
   major commission of architect
   Ralph Adams Cram.
   Added semitones are sharp 4th & flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1907
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building near the bottom of the home page, and an older one on the History page (under Programs).  But there is no information about the bells.

Building description from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'10)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 30-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/01/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/01/20


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