READING - CC : USA - PA

*Location:

   Christ Episcopal Church
   North 5th & Court Streets
   Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.33645, W 75.92800
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*Player:

   (none)
*Former chimer:
   1975-2006 Brian W. Holt

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   *parcel:
     5th & Court Streets
     Reading, PA  19601
   *postal:
     PO Box 1094
     Reading, PA  19603-1094
   T: (610)374-8269   F: (610)374-4191
   E: officemgr@rdgchristchurch.org

*Schedule:

   Not regularly played.

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.  Tenor also
   swings, when disconnected from
   chimestand.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1874
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012

*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page, and mentions the chime on the Music page.

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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  9-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/01/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/02/01


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