PITTSBURGH - T : USA - PA

*Location:

   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (ACNA)
   6th Avenue,
     between Smithfield & Wood Streets
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.44154, W 79.99858
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Trinity Cathedral Office
   328 6th Avenue
   Pittsburgh, PA  15222-2508
   T: (412)355-0461  or  232-6404
   F: (412)232-6408
   E: dschaap@selahpub.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Four bells dated 1864, five dated 1871,
   one 1874.  Remounted in a new frame
   with "latest chime action" (electric)
   in 1910; re-electrified in 1955.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1874
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Prior history:
     In 1871, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt (except for 4)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The cathedral Website has a small photo of the tower at the head of the menus, and uses our own terminology (abbreviating Watervliet as "Wvlt") to describe the bells (in the first paragraph of the Music/Instruments page).

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

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the second 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 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 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/09/14


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